Mum and I have been attempting to walk most mornings, but some days we are more motivated than others ☺️.
Have seen almost as many dead wallabies as living. Sad to see so much roadkill on Tassie roads but they do make an interesting study. We took a trip up to Mum and Dad’s sweet little shack in Miena this week where phone and internet connectivity are limited. There is a jigsaw table set up permanently in the corner, a woodburner and comfy chairs in the centre and it provides a perfect opportunity to rest a broken wrist and catch up on any reading you may have been neglecting (I read four books 👍).
My wishlist for the week consisted of hopes of a deer sighting and snow.
It snowed shortly after we arrived: ✔️!!!
And due to what my mother deemed to be a local competition as to who could feed the deer the most, we had 14 sightings over the 6 days of our visit: ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️!!!
Miena is a sweet little-known community (except to anglers [rainbow & brown trout]), with lovely walks and wildlife & where locals & travellers gather at the lodge for Friday night drinks. On our way out of town we took our rubbish to the tip where there was a waste reduction target chart from last century still on display (unknown whether targets were met) and a gentleman offering his services as confessor (with a discount on Sundays!☺️). We stopped at JJ’s of Longford for meals both on the way to and returning from the shack. Fantastic food, eat in or takeaway. Then Valhala (Tassie icecream at its best) for dessert. I’m going to have to get back on the trail soon in order to work off all this wonderful food & drink I’ve been consuming.
Back in lovely Lonnie (i.e. Launceston), we’ve just had lunch at the seaport after my run-in this morning with the orthopaedic surgeon (apparently leading doc in his field but he must have missed the unit of study which focused on bedside manner). Doc’s visit: 0 stars. Lunch: 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
As the second oldest Australian city since colonisation, Launceston has some stunning old buildings. Just passed these for instance, walking from the car to the library:
The arm continues to heal nicely.
Time since accident: 3 weeks | Time till anticipated return to trail: 4 weeks 👍