Last night had the first clear sky since leaving Europe. I picked up the binos to see if A Cen could be resolved into a double and to found that they have a fault. I was seeing double. This pair I have not used for some time and only packed them for their size. So today I have to visit an optics store. I might send the faulty ones back to Alun H for screwdriver attention.
However they worked up to a point and I could show my friend Mike Omega Cen (The average Australian is not much bothered by the sky) and through the moonlight the 3 brightest stars of Crux were visible. Later on the seeing improved and all 5 were naked-eye.
For those who want a picture, here are some didjeridoos!