Happy Easter, all!
We went on a family hike… I was in charge of food and took the older kids to the supermarket on Thursday night while the little one had soccer training in the rain… I mention this with far too many words… there should have been a picture (deleted!!!) with all the food set out on the bench top at home – before it was put into color coded shopping bags. One bag for breakfasts, one for lunches, one for dinners. But here a snap shot of the last minute repairs of Patrick’s hiking pants:
Don’t you just love it when you collect stuff (rivets in my case… and find one of the right kind and also the right gadgets to put them in???) an you get an opportunity to use it, finally???
Patrick was in charge of the route, and stayed in charge of trekking through the bush… but Vincent helped – he is an excellent pathfinder. Unbelievable views, unbelievably sore legs and bums… unbelievable gourmet food, unbelievable sounds of the bell birds, the river, the wind… was I stressed last week??? No, you must have the wrong person…
We left Sydney on Friday night, had a look at the surrounds at the Kanagra-Boyd National Park, before pitching our tents rather close to the car park. On Saturday we descended into the WILD, and I realized that walking down a steep hill is worse than climbing it back up again! We were rewarded for our efforts with the most beautiful clearing in the bush, next to the river – Orange Bluff. Imagine hopping into the cool river, after walking 13.5 km downhill with a pack (anything between 6kg – 19kg, depending on the size of the person…)!!! Then we made a fire, set up camp, had cups of tea, got cooking dinner – and we were sound asleep as sun set – at 7pm! Time stands still in places like this. The kids may rebel and kick and scream that they don’t want to go on a hike – but once they are on the road/ track… they are peaceful and deeply happy. What else could there possibly to be said… Happy Easter!