Dentist – check,
Motorbike license – check,
Shed clean up – check,
Change of address – check.
I’m slowly ticking off the to do’s as I sit in the waiting room of the dentist this morning. They’re a bit of a grumpy bunch on reception. There’s been about 50 people call up for appointments today and all have been denied. They also wouldn’t let me tap into their wifi which seems a little unfair seeing it’s the season of giving and because they’ll probably be charging me a ridiculous amount for performing a basic task like brushing my teeth.
Between the activities mentioned above I’ve been trying my best to keep the body active and the mind entertained by going on a few short walks in various new locations.
On a recent bush walk down in Frankston, Victoria I came across two young girls who told me a tree had fallen across the path up ahead. They suggested I may not be able to get past and may want to turn back. I smiled, thanked them and carried on thinking, ‘they obviously don’t realise I just walked from Mexico to Canada, huh, how bad can this tree be?’
When I did reach the tree I realised their concerns were valid and was highly impressed that they managed to get past. Luckily I wasn’t wearing a pack because it required some fancy footwork and balance which I’ve obviously lost some of since the trail.
This is how an “experienced hiker” navigates a fallen tree… (in style)…
Wishing you all a Happy New Years Eve and see you in 2014!