THURSDAY 4 MAY RUBYVALE
My son’s birthday today. We slept in, rather, so it was a late start to the day.
It was still cloudy and raining some of the time, so the general greyness probably helped us sleep in.
After breakfast, I walked up to the newsagent/store – not far – and ordered The Australian kept for us. We were planning to be her long enough to warrant this.
The people in the next van came back from an outing, before lunch. They had tried to go out to Retreat but had been blocked by a big flood of a creek on the old road.
After lunch, drove out to the Middle Ridge/Russian Hill area to speck about. No joy. The mosquitoes were bad.
We puddled about a bit in a creek bank and washed a few sieves of dirt.
It felt really humid. Not surprising, considering all the rain there had been.
It was nice to be out in the bush, but …….maybe not playing mud puddles in it!
We drove out the Keilambete road to see if the Retreat Creek had flooded that too, but we got as far as the Mt Leura road alright. The road was muddy in places, but passable. The country was really green and the grasses were quite high.
Tea was pasta with the tuna, caper, olive sauce.
I phoned K and left a birthday message.