What the clear days and isolation have given as gifts. April 5
I am so glad for inspirational thoughts with one on Friday night as I suggested we take the binoculars and go to the washout south of the house after tea during dusk to see if we could see a dear. Dressed up against the cold with hat and coat we stood and sat looking about through the glasses, then suddenly in a grassy patch across the river from us there was a seemed to be a large stag with antlers coming and going for a leisurely walk across the grassy area. He looked towards us a number times, looked like he rose his head to give a roar ( which we didn’t hear as the sound of the rapid below cut out all sounds). He keep walking, occasionally looking in our direction. What an amazing gift… not repeated last night even though I walked to the same spot and waitedYesterday we took time to rest, me after checked the possum traps.Then in the afternoon we headed to the river with the thermette and a pan to cook up a mix to make pancakes using some sticks from around us. We enjoyed a special picnic in the late afternoon as the water flowed past, followed by looking at the rocks to see if we could find any fossils.