Tuesday. 11th April

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!

I certainly hadn’t dressed for photographs!

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!

So goodbye to the Wightman’s for this trip.  We will see them again in the summer when they visit England…….

And goodbye Australia……

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

3 thoughts on “Tuesday. 11th April”

  1. a sad farewell to another fabulous stay. We’ve enjoyed reading your posts & sharing the events….but have to say it’ll be lovely to have you ‘home’ . Denise x


  2. What a wonderful trip for us readers. Thanks Pauline for taking the time out to write these daily updates; you make our “travel by proxi” so enjoyable. X


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