|Sub-zero camping at Wollemi National Park. NSW.|
Pepper the remote camping ground with perky sputterings.
One aged specimen stumbles -
After beer and animated discussion, is jacked up all askew, like a horse with one leg up, waiting for its foot to be shod.
Tattooed blokes lie on frozen tarps,
freezing fingers fumble and eyes peer hopefully.
More concerned discussion.
Eventually receives tender ministrations as beefy arms delve deep into its gizzards:
the healing touch!
Later, much later, as beery shenanigans win over respect for fellow campers
the irritating visitors and their vehicles bounce jauntily across the tussocky grass.
Play follow the leader.
Dip and drink at the creek crossing.
Rattle up the other side, leaving parallel tracks of dampness to explore places further afield.
Leaving us once again to drink in the solitude.
*Blog break activities on the trip to the Happiness and its Causes conference in Brisbane June 2011. You can read about the conference here.