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Trekking on to Week 4, No Possums in my Bed

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Here we go again! It is really hard having to leave Balingup! My feet are tired from all the walking and I am having to hogtie Joan to get her out of here. She love the hampers and platters. LOL And Bonbon, she wanted to take every scarecrow she saw home with her. Saying goodbye to CJ was hard too. She had to leave early and will be missed by all. OK finally, back packs on, binoculars on my neck, sunglasses and most of all bug spay for those pesky little insects. Here we go!

Day 1 was uneventful except for some of us getting lost. But we always manage to find our way back to group. I think those pink hats help. The birds love to screech at them and so I am learning to follow the noise. Here is a black cockatoo.

and another

We just passed an area that had been recently burned by a brush fire. It really brings to mind how careful one must be while in camp. A few of the campsites have a fire pit but mostly we use our little hexamine stove with the tablets to cook with. Another bird sighting, this time an Emu.

The dreaded cardiac hill is in front of us. Oh my, now I know why it is named that. I huffed and puffed all the way to the top. I even ask Bonbon to tie a rope and tow me up but NO, (what kind of friends is that) Once to the top I had to go back down. My first thought was to just lie down and roll, but that would make me dizzy and that is no fun, so I got my trusty walking poles and very, very carefully made it down. I was passed by a whole bunch of kangaroos, they sounded like thunder as they hopped by. Geez, I think one was even laughing at me!

Finally we make it to Gregory Brook Campsite. I think that this is my favorite campsite so far. It just has a different feel about it and maybe because I see other campers near us tonight.

After setting up camp and fixing a nice Salmon Casserole, we decided to treat ourselves with s'mores. Yum!


Sitting here with a full belly, very content watching the stars popping out, listening to the sounds of the critters scampering near the campsite, hearing the bubbling brook ramble on by my tent . It is like an orchestra playing. All in tune, majestic, somehow I just know that all is right with the world.
OH my Ann, is that the Pigmy Honey Possum? Look there everyone, on the stump. They are so tiny.

Sweet Dreams





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  • IKACEY
    emoticon Blog Gail! You have a knack for making me feel like I was back there reliving it with you thanks
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    1912 days ago
  • JILL313
    Gail, You sure are a wonderful creative writer and I'm enjoying reading your blogs as you make it all so real. . .I've never made or had a salmon casserole before. I bet it sure was tasty over the outdoor stove. You must be really hungry with all the hiking and exploring your doing. There is something about being outdoors that always increases my appetite. I hope you'll send me some of the smores as they were a favorite of mine as a kid. My family vacations were always going camping with my cousins and family. Love it then but my idea of camping now would be to go with you and Jerry in a RV.

    Love,

    Jill emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1913 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    We woke up a with a tick and spider in our bed today. I will take the possum!!
    1913 days ago
  • CAJUNBUCKEYE59
    Thanks for sharing your adventure... emoticon emoticon
    1913 days ago
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