Saturday, 28 December 2013

... eager to see us both ...



by Simone McPherson
As we move into the last days of December and towards January the days are now very hot and dry, so much so that …

… I have salvaged my old Beach umbrella from the depths of my storage cupboard and put it to good use in my little gardens ….
 
The Cockatoos have turned up too which indicates that we are once again into the throws of summer.

Nevertheless we are off for a few days to stay with son number two, which after this hot weather is a great respite for us both.  After organising the dogs, the cattle, the horses and El Ranchero I packed up the Landcruiser and we were off …. 


We drive through some wonderful cropping country and become so envious of their magnificent soil … we drive for another six hours and we finally arrive at our destination.

We took time out to visit the local botanical gardens and …


… the picturesque tidal river that runs through the old Sugar town, the Sugar industry no longer supports the town which must have been magnificent in its time ...

We also were taken to the seaside which was delightful, neither of us could remember the last time we saw the ocean …

… the beach was so uninhabited, then again for only a few people and their dogs, the beach was a ‘doggy beach’.

And it was for this reason that we came down to this particular part of the beach for there was one in our company who was going to make full use of all that space …


It was Bailey the dog ….

… and, so with number two son and his girlfriend they had a pleasant time splashing around in the sea …

We took a walk up the beach … the sea water was just beautiful on our feet and to have the sand between our toes, precious.


The beach was full of seashells that had been washed up upon the shore …

… and most of all it was so wonderful to see El Ranchero so relaxed even for just a few days.  Then all too soon it was all over, before we knew it we were on the road again and heading back home, we were now refreshed and ready to tackle work once again. 

And once home we were met by two happy ‘waging’ tails eager to see us both …