Mother said 10.30 was too early for her to be ready to see the parade. We met Sister and Little Jo and wandered around the carnival and had coffee, then later met Hippie Niece and her twins, Tradie Brother, ABI Brother and surprise surprise, Mother made it.
It is not a Mardi Gras level parade, just a local community event but the children seemed to enjoy it regardless. The weather was grey and the light poor. Rain threatened but did not arrive. I wish I taken my camera as I can control it much easier than my phone.
The parade kicked off with vintage and not so vintage cars.
Needs some work.
Work done on this one.
A De Soto. Beautiful.
There were a few minis. Morris Minnis, that is, later Leyland.
I have seen this Humber ambulance before. It is kitted out in the back as it would have been at time, including a dummy prone patient, at least I think it was dummy.
A purple Mini.
An Australian Ford Falcon from the early 80s or late 70s.
I don't know what these are called around the world, but here they were known as a Mini Moke. Pretty eyes and buck teeth.
I think this is a late 80s Ford Falcon.
A 1960s Chrysler Valiant. Great car.
MGB, I guess, another Morris car.
Maybe a General Motors Holden.
Built for speed, not comfort.
Motorbikes and sidecars.
Here comes Mr Yakkerboo, the product of someone's wild imagination. He is the third Mr Yakkerboo incarnation. The first just disintegrated, the second was burnt in a shed fire.
The tail is a question mark, as everybody asks what is it? Nobody knows.
Now come the marchers. Scouts.
A group representing the story in the Jungle Book.
The Wizard of Oz, by a local dance class company.
A local kindergarten.
Martial arts students paused and performed.
The Very Happy Caterpillar by a local primary school.
The Cat in the Hat by I think a rural town school.
Another local town, Bayles, with a Frozen theme.
Someone had to do Harry Potter.
Local Hindus. There are quite a number of black African people now living in the wider area and they were not represented. They should be encouraged to participate. Relying on stereotypes, they really would add some colour.
I should know this theme, but I don't.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
Seems to be a pirate theme.
Op Shop is Opportunity Shop, usually a charity run second hand goods business.
Is that Tin Man?