What happened to him.....??
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The is going to be the story about someone who left to go back to the camper to download some pictures on the portable harddrive and "never" came back .
In the meantime I was waiting for him at the beach, enjoying the wonderful view and always checking around me that there was not croc sneaking around the corner to get me. Then I heard a strange noise coming out of the bush and of course I was wondering what it was - another Australian turkey or something flatter and longer?. Well it was a yellow spotted monitor going for a walk along the beach to find a nice spot for having a sunbath. It did not seem to be botherd by me standing around.
Of course I was very happy and excited but at the same time I did not really know if it is aggresive or not, so from a distance - I had to move back a little bit - I was watching it and of course I had to take some pictures! 15 minutes later - still waiting him and watching the monitor - I started to wonder what happened to Ralf.
Here comes the story: He got out of the front seat, lifted his head and did that with so much speed that he bounced of the front camper roof back towards the edge of the door and hit his forehead. I saw quite a bit of his blood on the top edge of the driver`s door, he must hit it really bad, it went in very deep.
Oh my, guys never leave them alone. I was trying to get some Ice for him what of course was very difficult in the middle of nowhere. A 4WD Tour bus drove into the parking lot and I asked the tour guide but he did not have any. So we use the bottle of milk we still had in the fridge and was not really that cold anymore but better than nothing.
Put bandaid on it and waited for another hour before we were able to go on.
And .... the bottom line of the story was .... did he get his pictures downloaded??.... NO! there was no power so he couldn't do it - so a cut head for nothing - ohhhh dear!