28.1.8 torquay holiday monday beautiful weather as light southerly cools the land. long walk on beaches and headlands rounding one outcrop entered spot with no dry sand as 'big one' rushed in. leapt for rock face , hung like spider, wave would have wet me to the waist. reflexes still good! null flag response from urban crowd expert in ignoring eveerything. faces fixed on the water or reading. serious beachgoing understyandable for a place that gets so little of it. melbn does take itself seriously. then lovely chat with maltoz young girl lively who got dad on oxygen to ok sticker on car. uncle took sticker too. five oclock sun still high, unbelievably high. looked more like noon. and i'm thinking lorne next stop only forty kms further. called kate to confirm return to cottesloe.
29-1-8 deposit 8000 for med school. quiet spruik ozday weekend over. overcast light southerly. quiet parkup last night among blue gums and rosellas. another long summer day white flowering trees and big old pines heavy with cones. the grass so green and sky so blue. walk to bin at other end of carpark barely a handful of rubbish. blokes at surf club got stickers. great ocean road to lorne. two fishing club blokes got large flags!
30-1-8 parkup parkside overlooking bay. green hills made darker still by mist and overcast. koala ten meters up only my second sighting since noosa. two seperate groups with folks from perth saying sticker sightings regular in west!! still! could i return to a heros welcome? long walk along coastal track then shower time found hot shower for 10c!!!! like time travelling to a simpler time.