At the last minute, the Lovely Deputy and I decided to get out there and into the bush. Better than letting the long weekend pass us by, on Sunday we made our destination the southern entry to the Walls of Jerusalem and parked ourselves for the night on the shores of Clarence Lagoon.
A GPS was our this century’s map.
I introduced Lovely to an alternative to three minute noodles. Instead we ate madeira cake, savoury mince and rice, and porridge with brown sugar and apple. Just because you’re camping, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy food.
All you have to do when you go away is the basics, make shelter and food, and keep dry and warm. When we returned from our walk around the lagoon and across the button grass, we took a dip in the clear waters of the lagoon. Afterwards, I laid back against a log and my backpack, and was fed perfectly toasted marshmallows and totally chilled. During the night we looked up at the massive display of stars and listened to the wind in the trees.
|Image courtesy of thebeachapartments.com.au|
The Two Girls took to MONA to hang out on Saturday. We ran into another friend, drank wine and caught up on our lives, with music and markets on the green, and enjoyed ourselves and each other.
The expectations of work are escalating and there was a stack of stuff needed for Wednesday. We all made a pact to come in on Monday and help out. It was 30 degrees outside but we all got in and helped each other. Working doesn’t make for a good a weekend but being part of a team and playing a part in achieving a shared goal does make it so much better.