Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The weekend walk

I'm home today with a tummy bug ... some virus that's making me suffer unfortunate symptoms, and generally not feel well. I've taken drugs for the symptoms but there's not much you can do about the feeling crappy bit. Never mind, at least I'm quietly at home and not infecting anyone.

We had a great walk on Sunday - the London Bridge walk, where you get to walk over this natural arch across a river. On an unmarked path next to lots of nice friable cliffs and sheer drops, perfect. We went with friends so it was a five-boy walk ... fun but not very quiet. And quite cold, as you can see from our clothes.

It also took us past an old homestead - original building from the 1860s and then various others added right through to the 1950s. It's owned by heritage and fenced off so you can't get in, but there are good signs with explanations and it is in a magic spot. Although it must have been unbelievably isolated 150 years ago. These basic buildings from this era are pretty rare in Australia, so it was good to have a look at it.

OK, back to daytime television and lots of rehydration salts. Mmmm.....


  1. Old? 1860? The Isle of Man would consider that positively last year. I'm almost that old myself.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    I trust you didn't mislay any of the boys on that precipitous walk.

  2. I've just read back about your banning. How very stupid. (I'm so cross I typed "studip" the first time.) And ridiculous. Much sympathy.