Two Fruits

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Long term Friends

Distance:  22.55 km
Time:  112' 56"
Rate:  5' 00" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 23 degrees, humidity 75%, wind calm
Week: 46.4 km, June:  38.65 km, Year:  1153.95 km

Twenty one years ago while travelling Australia, we were staying in a caravan park at Kalbarri in WA, when a 4WD & caravan came into the park. I moved my car to let them park a little easier. We stayed a week and they stayed a couple of days. The usual bit of park chatter at the time and we soon parted ways. In fact we were heading north up the WA coast, they were going south, then the across the Nullabour.
Five months later and many kms done, we drove into a caravan park at Wonga, north of Daintree in Qld, and we parked next to a van already set up, owners away at the time.
They returned and we each recognised each other. We then decided to stay longer than the couple of days planned, it turned into six weeks as the friendship grew.
Over the years, we went our different ways, we returned to Tasmania, home state, they went back to Sydney. We all moved a few times over the years, catching up more and more as we settled in Canberra and they moved to northern NSW, and then to southern Qld. Funnily, they have never been to Canberra, apparently too cold.
Yesterday, we visited them living not far from here. Over the past decade, they returned to the caravan life on the road, almost 5 years just touring around, so jealous of the lifestyle, it's so good. A great day, we return to visit tomorrow for a BBQ.
Today, I double ran, out and back on the beach in the morning to Point Vernon rocks, almost the same in the afternoon, bit shorter. Nice day here, ran bare feet both times, swim after the morning run.


  • Canberra's not cold - it's bloody beautiful out there now that the fog has lifted. Bumped into ss on the trail - said he's missing the Saturday hill runs.

    By Blogger Ewen, At June 5, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

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