Our friends, James and Stephanie, are lucky enough to live on the edge of a vineyard on the edge of the hill at Oceanview. We enjoyed some wonderful views this afternoon while the kids had a great time rolling down the hill between the vines.
Our kids had a visit from a couple of their friends this morning.
Rather than let them sit around playing computer games, we bundled them into the van and took them on a couple of hikes. (After checking that it was ok to kidnap a couple of extra kids. Thanks Renea!)
The first hike was around Camp Mountain – a beautiful forest to the south of Samford. I’ve done this on the mountain bike before, and really wanted to show everyone how picturesque it is.
It’s a big road for a small person. Lilly kept going all day. (Picture by Liz)
The second hike was up the Goat Track – a washed out dirt road west of Samford. I love this road because of the views and the fascinating Rock Art that has sprung up along the way.
All up we hiked 8.8km with a total ascent of 520m. I was really impressed with how well the kids coped with it – no complaints and everyone kept up a great pace (average of about 4.5km/h).
Well done team!
Max elevation: 416 m
Min elevation: 185 m
Total climbing: 397 m
Total descent: -399 m
Average speed: 4.70 km/h
Total time: 01:42:20
Max elevation: 280 m
Min elevation: 161 m
Total climbing: 151 m
Total descent: -159 m
Average speed: 4.14 km/h
Total time: 01:02:15
A few random pictures from a fun weekend.
All-in-all a fantastic weekend!
We received a Toy Voyager in the mail recently. Carla is a cute little black bird all the way from cold Siberia. She’ll be staying with us for a few months and going on some adventures with us.
I introduced Carla to Lilly this afternoon, and the two of them instantly became friends.
Lilly showed Carla around our slightly overgrown but very green sub-tropical garden, and Carla obliged by perching on Lilly’s head.
If you feel like indulging your inner child, why not host a toy voyager for a few months? It will change the way you look at the world.
Well done, Lilly.
We’re really proud of your performance today at the School Talent Quest.