|It was a weekend of simple pleasures|
We planned to head into the Watagans on Friday afternoon (even voting ahead of the local election) but the week threw a few surprises, which impacted on our enthusiasm for packing/preparing - so we left on Saturday morning instead. It is only about a 50km drive from home to our usual camping spot, so we arrived around 11am and started setting up. I had packed a thermos as well as some picnic lunch provisions - and the currawongs arrived in a gang as soon as I started making sandwiches. When our backs were turned a small group positioned themselves on top of the trailer and inside Elmer, no doubt on a mission to steal the bread! (Nick nearly lost a sandwich later in the afternoon when he left it unattended)!
It was a laid-back weekend where we didn't do much at all really - just simple stuff quite close to camp, which suited our physical and emotional energy. Vaughan was happy dip-netting in a nearby small dam, riding Harry Potter broomsticks (made from pine branches) or running on rolling logs. Of course, making fire-king sticks is still one of his favourite activities - and he convinced Nick to have a go too. We all enjoyed fire-gazing on a night, with torches at the ready to spot for small wallabies and bandicoots. Simple stuff.