Checked my mail and called
Phil. Sounds as though the woodwork painting is going slowly. He told
me that Suze got a haircut, quite short for her. Can't wait to see it.
I can't believe I have been a parent for 35 years!
I went to the first talk and then interviewed Denise Tolhurst. Went
back to final session on collaboration. I ate lunch with Sue and Dan.
Did a wicked trip went the door to the outside was closed improperly
and as I opened it, my shoe was caught and came off. I was grateful
that my hip didn't come out of joint.
Sue, Dan and I rode the bus to downtown Hobart and got their rental
car. We drove back and loaded up. Stopped at a "bottle shop" for a
Tasmanian pinot noir for me and bitter Cascade beer for Dan. Sue got
some snacks at the Coles market. We drove leisurely up to Freycinet
National Park, stopping at a museum shop in Swansea for souvenirs.
View from Cabin Cabin Living Room
We had a snack in the lovely cabin -- I have a two-bed room to myself!
Then we went to dinner at the bistro at the lodge where I had hummus
and a Greek salad. The hummus was accompanied by "Bush Dust" -- a
special blend of spic
We soon headed up to Bicheno to see the fairy penguins come up from the
sea. On the way Sue spotted a kookaburra in a gum tree. Cool.
The penguins were unbelievable. We were so close we had to be careful
not to step on them. The walking tour took about an hour and the guide
was really good.
On the way back we saw several kangaroos (wallabies, actually) on the
side of the road. I thought I saw a Tasmanian devil but it turned out
to be a possum!
To bed at midnight. Scary thought since the alarm is set for 5am to make the 5:30 am bird walk.