Big sur just got a whole lot better as I have sorted out a 3 day walk up to some hot springs. Jacob is already building up resentment but it really is the only way we can get him to wash.
Get a 50 seater coach, strip her out and then put in a sofa, cable t.v. oh don’t forget the extra t.v. outside so you can sit outside and not miss the programmes you might miss by sitting outside your van. Then get a kitchen that Nigella Lawson would be proud of, a bathroom with space to swing several cats and maybe a dog too, top it off with a bedroom with another t.v., lounge area and well I may have forgotten some stuff. Have we got R.V. envy? Oh yes.
Just found out that you can have the floor tiled – terracotta an option, for that cool floor feel. The guy who was showing us around said that this might be a step too far.
We had this sung to us tomight, a goodbye song from the Yasawa islands, a place we have felt welcome in. It had Angela in floods and I think some smoke must have got into my eyes too. Even Jacob was more sullen than usual, maybe he was just being extra sullen. Hope you like it – the call and response got me.
Spent the day digging holes in the sand. Sounds great but none of my family were very impressed as I was meant to be finding a hot spring in the sand. We were at hot water beach. After I had dug down a spade depth and only had warm (ish) sand with decidedly cool water the helpers drifted off and made friends with people who had a pool with hot hot water – traitors. I had my sandwiches in my own hole by myself, and enjoyed the warm (ish) water over my feet by myself. – full story on the Coromandel page.
After a hard winter in the UK I now read that Britain is having a great spring. I can almost smell the bees working the trees. Missing it quite a bit. It is very much autumn here, trees orange and brown but we are so far north the temperature is still mild not a frost in sight. Maybe a walk along a coastal path will open my eyes to the beauty around me here. Some people are never happy.
Louise made this from stuff that we took on mardi gras night.
The guns will be sounding tonight as New Zealanders celebrate the arrival of Easter. Yup they take greeting the Easter Bunny very seriously. There is a $1000 cash prize for the team that bags the most Easter Bunnies. Last year a whopping 40,000 non-native critters were taken out of circulation, good for the very delicate eco system. Now for some of those possums.
Wow my skin has started to peel. No not from an overdose of sun but from the liberal application of powerful DEET products. It is like a chemical peel, I wonder if it will make me look younger. The sand-flies here make Northumberland midgies look like vegetarians!
Having one of those off moments, when you begin to wonder if the 5 months of camping planned really is the best way to spend your time. I think a bit of a break from doing stuff and a stop at one place would do us well. Of course the trouble is there is a lot of stuff to see around these parts and I would dearly like to get in another tramp before heading north, which doesn’t make for stopping still. Maybe it is just the deeply depressing fact of England’s 6 nations defeat to Wales; watched to great applause in a very non-partisan house. I sat in quite stony silence.