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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Last Day

Yesterday was our last day here in Red Rock. We will be catching the plane later this morning for Sydney and then it's on to Hong Kong the next day.
Yesterday was the most fun day ever. We walked about an hour down the beach to Station Creek where there is a campground and beautiful little sheltered beach. Carmel followed in the car with Reve and the lunch . Marcel and Joe walked back but the rest of us opted for the car.
When we got home the guys had a roll-up (game of lawn bowling) while the rest of us rested. I'm not sure where all their energy came from!
Later that evening, after it was dark, Carmel took us and their friends' kids along with Sacha and her friends hunting "ghost crabs". This involves catching fast little crabs in a flashlight beam while the kids try to catch them. They vary in size from thumbnail size to palm size. As soon as you see them, they quickly tunnel into the sand to hide so they are very difficult to catch. They were more scarce than usual but we managed to fill the bottom of a pail. Then was the fun part. They dug a small hole in the sand and everyone put their feet in it. Then I, being too chicken for the next stage, poured the crabs onto their feet. The last person to take their feet out of the hole is the winner. You can imagine the screaming as the crabs scrambled around trying to escape. This game has all the elements kids love: being out after dark, flashlights and LOTS of screaming!
Sorry that there are no pictures but we forgot to bring the camera and during the crab hunt there wasn't time.
Once we leave here we won't be able to charge up the battery on the laptop because of the power difference so we will be out of touch until we get home unless we use an internet cafe. I'll see you all in a couple of weeks.


Quilt Pixie said...

I can easily imagine all the screams.... I think I would have fought you for your job :-)

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful game . . . enjoy the rest of your travels *S*

Shirley Goodwin said...

Sounds like you're having a great time, you traveller you.

Ali Honey said...

Oh what fun. I bet the sea air smelt so good!

Safe journeying on...will watch for your safe return home.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

My kids would love that, sounds like you have ahad a great time, it will be hard to drag yourselves away, safe travelling, Tracey