I said we were going to a place with nothing, I was wrong – it has everything…
‘We’re going to a place called ‘the retreat’ which is in behind Lake Coleridge – no electricity, no phone coverage, no nothing!’
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This is what it looked like on Saturday morning – after it had snowed all night. This is October, OK – Spring?!
‘Oh and you have to do a 4WD trek for about 20 minutes (or more depending on how high the river is and if it’s dark or not!) to get to the dwelling.’ This is the drive – in daytime when it’s not snowing… This is the Harper River on the left as you look back toward Ryton and Glenthorne Stations. I took this shot on the way home
The view from the front door on Saturday morning…
Did I mention no phone, no power — but there was hot water (heated by gas) until the water flowing down from the hill behind got blocked off – NO water!! but we were able to use chilly fresh water from the stream flowing in front of the building until Manly Jack trekked up the hill and got the water going again.
I did mention something about “Sheba is going to love it – there will be RABBITS!’ Tonight she is hardly moving – she wandered for miles and miles and yes, there were RABBITS!
That teeny tiny red/brown dot is Sheba traversing the confluence of the Avoca and Harper Rivers…
…but despite her best efforts to completely disappear underneath this willow tree, she didn’t manage to get a rabbit out – they were there OK?!
It was a wonderful time, and I wish we had longer there.