The last post!!
We both made a final hug with Tony before he left for work at 6.30.
Mickey is doing a paper round to help fund a World Challenge trip to Myanmar. This morning I made the paper run, assisted by it starting an hour later than usual at 7.00 am (!). There was a bit of time pressure this morning – I hope I assisted us meet the deadline! They were too polite to say!
The taxi was arriving at 10.00, so an early start allowed for a gentle run into last packing. Those last clasps closing. It always feels so final. We were just decamping to the front drive with the luggage, when the Colleroy Airport bus arrived. In no time the waving was over and we were gone. I have to apologise here to the wavers, their best waves were missed due to a photo taking malfunction – I think in some part due to the emotion of the operator!
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror,
The wide brown land for me.
(Part of a much longer poem by Dorothea Mackellar)
That just about sums it up!
E and OE