Burleigh Bongos & The QLD/NSW Border Farce | Sun 29th Aug 2021 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Sunday 29th August – Burleigh Bongos & The QLD/NSW Border Farce

Coronavirus Lockdown Day 525

1,978 cases: 1 new (locally acquired, detected in home quarantine)

The QLD/NSW Border Farce

I drove down to Coolangatta to check out if the premier’s claims about the locked border, complete with extra police and defence force personnel to guard it, was really true. As it turns out, it’s actually even less locked than last time I was down—with people openly crossing it everywhere, large sections not even marked so you can’t even tell if you’ve crossed it without carefully studying a map, and people using the border as a meeting place to meet up with those from the other side without officially crossing it—making a mockery of the whole airborne virus thing.

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Burleigh Bongos and Fire Twirling

After having a look at the border, checking out some beaches, and dropping past Woolworths for an energising flavoured milk drink for the long drive home later, I stopped off at Justin’s Park and took a few photos of the Burleigh Bongos and Fire Twirling. It rained, which largely killed the fire twirling, but a few hardcore people kept on drumming and dancing through the rain.

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