Thursday, May 01, 2008
We took advantage of the long weekend and headed down to Tuross to spend the long weekend with Mum and Dad. It is always nice to slow down for a time and spend time with my folks. The kids are getting older - Adrian is almost speaking and is certainly interacting much more which was great for Dad especially. Annalise learnt to ride a bike (with training wheels). She got peddling together, can steer and can use the breaks, tho' not necessarily at the same, or at the right time. She also likes to look at where she has been and not where she is going.
One one of the nicest days we pointed the 4X4 at the bush tracks and forestry roads in the hinterland. Driving west on the Runnyford Rd which leaves the highway just north of Mogo we wound our way up and over the first of the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The road winds around generally north-ish via an amazing wooden bridge at Runnyford and ends at Nelligan on the Clyde River. From there we took The River Road, another dirt track, north following along the west bank of the Clyde up to Shallow Crossing where you wash the dust off fording. From there you take The Old Princess highway through the bush back down to the coast. Not that you would usually call a dirt road a highway. We lunched at South Duras beach. Famous for, among other things, where Alex and I got married.
Amazingly I didn't put on any weight. I normally manage a kilo or three.
Oh, and dad gave me his boat. Now I just have to learn to drive it.