Crystal Chronicles - March 2019

From the Manager ’ s Desk

Hello all and welcome to March’s edition of the Crystal Waters Chronicles. With the summer officially over we are hoping the weather will start cooling down and we get some much needed rain. As you know from the notice we sent out last month we are now on category one water restrictions. Which restricts the use of hoses to an hour every second day. We will let you know as soon as these restrictions are lifted. During the course of last month the new office, site 153 and 173 have been worked on and all will be handed over during the course of this month. Once we have a finished office we will have to move all the IT systems over to their new home. This will mean there will be a disruption of services whilst they are being moved, like the gates not working for a day or us having no phones or computers for a day. Of course we will be doing our best to keep you informed of what is happening and keeping the disruptions to a minimum. Last month we said goodbye to Daphne a well liked member of our village. As you would have seen from our two page photo spread, her leaving “do” was well attended with lots of fun and laughter as well as a few tears as it was sad to see her go. Off course with all communities like this one there is a constant flow of people coming here to live as well as those leaving to live elsewhere. Last month saw Harold and Ann move into site 90. Please say hello if you see them around the village and make them feel welcome. The swimming pool continues to be well used this year with lots of people coming up for a swim. I must say the water does look extremely inviting as it has remained crystal clear all year, which is all down to the hard work of our grounds staff, who clean it every morning and ensure the pool has the right balance of salt and chemicals to keep the pool clean and healthy. I’m sure the people who come along to aqua aerobics would agree as that group has gone from happening once a week to every day. Aqua aerobics is a great way to get exercise with very little impact to the joints as the water supports you. It also looks like great fun judging by all the laughter coming from the pool area whilst the group are there. Did you know Australia has the world’s longest golf course at 1,368 kilometres long. It’s called the Nullarbor Links. It took five years to plan and build, will take four days for golfers to complete, with a car - rather than a golf cart - needed to travel from one hole to the next. The course stretches across two Australian states, from coastal Ceduna in South Australia, to the old mining town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Dreamed up "over a couple of beers", it is hoped the links will attract tourists to the Eyre Highway, which traverses the desolate Nullarbor Plain. Golfers will stop at one roadhouse, play a hole, then drive on to the next tee – 80 Kilometres down the road in some cases. The par- 71 course will take three or four days to complete with each player awarded a certificate at the end. The holes themselves are in some rather strange locations - some lie beside a long, featureless highway, some are positioned near petrol stations and motels while others rest close to inhabited wombat holes. Sounds like a fun course to play if you have time on your hands? Have a great time in March, Peter and the Crystal Crew.

March 2019 | Volume 12 Issue 3

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