Headed out to test the new bivvy, tune up on garmin navigating and get give the final HuRT gear system a go last Saturday night. Raced in to supermarket on the way to camping spot to buy matches. Filled up Camelbak which spilled everywhere, no biggie. Until we setup the sticks for the fire discovered the matches were soggy. Luckily we had reception so I googled “how to light a fire with wet matches” but all the solutions required other equipment we did not have.
We set-up the bivvy and also the hammocks to relax in, cracked upon the food we had brought for dinner and breakky to discover it was a tad stale. Mosquitos came out and the idea of testing out our lighting system and fine tuning our navigating sounded like a good idea. Packed up the gear, and as I tightened my sweet roll 2 beady eyes popped up at me, belonging to a big hairy huntsman about to walk onto my hand. I screamed and ran, but Al did not have his Ay-ups on his head, only I did so he told me to come back and shine my light while he dealt with the critter. Just as he went to flick it and cringed and moved my head away and with it the light beam, resulting in not knowing if he had flicked the spider or where it had gone!!
On the fireroad home, relaxing in the dark, mild night we pedalled home, trying not to drift off feeling abit weary we were stunned numerous times when 4 wombats and 3 wallabies darted across the track. (I bet the wombat hasnt crossed the track in the last 3 years but decided to do it at the exact moment we ride by….!!!)
6.5 hours later we were happy to be home in our warm bed after a bowl of porridge!
Sunday saw many runners out on the walking tracks in Marlo getting some exercise and enjoying a BBQ afterwards, followed by an afternoon SUP. Great weekend, and during the week consisted of commuting to work most days, cruising the single track and watching the sunsets!