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Hiking, and an all round satisfying long weekend.

We had Monday off for a public holiday, and took the opportunity to go hiking in the Cathedral Ranges, which is near Marysville, where my parents have a holiday house. They drove us up Friday night and on Saturday morning dropped us off at the beginning of the hike. It was so great to get out into the countryside. Perfect weather and a challenging hike was so very satisfying. 

I took Elton, and got a little bit done (this is me knitting at our lunch stop)

but, like long distance running, hiking makes my hands puffy and my mind calm, so it's one of the few times when I'm not driven to knit.

Even though you can do the Northern circuit in a day, we chose to camp: a bush camping situation, with no facilities at all. It was so peaceful, and we actually saw lyrebirds. 

In all the hiking and camping I've done, I've never seen them in the wild.

We also saw frogs and lots of lizards. Mainly little newts, but a few of these bigger ones. If you look at the end of this log you can see …
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