Amidst the daily story of life at No 16, there has been a deadline for the creation of photo story books, for my darling Grandson Ben, for Christmas and sewing 'dead rabbits' for our local theatre's production of Oaklahoma. I also wanted to complete my 'rock people', to hide a wood pile in a corner of the garden. The scarecrow to join them, will have to wait.
The 3 on the left were the final successful candidates.
One morning I woke to a text from my neighbour saying to rush outside. Thank you Laurel.
Although busy, I have managed to rise early and keep up my 8 km local suburban morning walk. I am very fortunate that my 'suburbia' is very pleasant to walk in.
Having now been hiking regularly for 6 years, it is becoming challenging to find new trails, eventhough we are quite happy to repeat the old ones. I have just stumbled on 2 new local ones and we have been delighted with their 'Aussie' beauty right on our doorstep. How did we not know about them?
The hikes of the past week.
Gaiter Girl find - 10 min drive, on the other side of the motorway. Set off at 6 am after 2 weeks of lovely rain.
Hungry Hiker find - 20 min drive. Set off at 7am. Typical Aussie bush, also 'green' after the rain. Actually a shared mountain biking trail, but on this Wednesday, we only encounted one biker.
The beauty for me was in the tree trunks.
Six [from both groups] will be missing this week, as on Saturday they set sail for Melbourne on a Melbourne Cup Cruise. This world famouse horse race is on Tuesday. Intersting fact - the city actually has a public holiday for the race.
Jenny and I waved them off from beneath our soaring Gateway Bridge.
Dare I suggest my favourite 18 km hike at Binnaburra, on their return? Watch this space! Its now 6am. No walking this morning. Gotta rush. A birthday cake to ice and more sewing for the theatre before dashing off to an appointment. I think I need to retire from retirement!
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