A couple of days of pleasure. April 8th
It all started with a thought that I could go bush for a couple of nights at the remote hut site where there is a long drop and shelter. I contacted Steve DOC ranger and he gave me to 1-2 man tents to choose from and so on Sunday afternoon I packed sleeping bag, self inflating mat, food and extra clothes in a backpack, put a kettle, dish for cooking with, and the gas fitting to attach to a bottle for heating water. I packed the possum traps and a small gas bottle into another backpack and David and I headed up the hill on the quad.Why the sudden need to get away. I had a very negative reaction to the zoom Hub service on Sunday morning and a phone call from Andrea so that was enough for me to say I need to go and sort myself out. It was good to be quiet, put things into perspective and lower my expectations of people and who they connect. It was a good time to stop from all my labours around the house and be still after I checked the possum line. I caught 2 grey possums ( ( one with a white tipped tail) in 2 days, heard them in the night but the highlight was listening to the various birds that came and went. It was good that the weather was warm. I still had a fire in the potbelly bottom but it proved to be rather smoky when the wind changed direction. To bed early each night and up late, probably having 10-12 hours being still. We are very grateful for our opportunities and have seen them fit with the weather. Rain overnight puts an end to the outside work for today so I’m planning a fire in the pizza oven to cook a leg of lamb. I walked to Bryony and Mark to deliver bags, keys and petrol/diesel containers. It’s a gift from them to collect some mushrooms from their grassy area and I also collected one from the DOC stone wall paddock ( a much larger variety).