A while ago, with the inherent uncertainty of when Bryn would arrive, we decided to have a week away from home with him. Just the three of us – no internet, no phone signal – a chance to learn our newly increased family. To this end we found a cottage in Dwellingup – just over an hour away from home, so near enough to ‘run for it’ if needed.
We did make a foray to nearby Pinjarra – for supplies (and coffee).
Late starts and unhurried breakfasts as we settle into the feed, change and sleep cycle. Most days we venture out. Some of these trips are suitably gentle – others less so as habits fail to fade.
An afternoon on my own, while others are pottering locally. A chance to use the fat-bike on some trails and try out a new camera filter.
On both the Munda Biddi and Bibbulmun trails we keep on meeting another that’s signed with a horse-shoe marker. Investigations duly reveal a 20+km ‘bridle’ loop – a trail set up for people on horses. The next day the family ventures forth!
Reluctantly back to the masses at week’s end. Work and tasks put off crowd in. Realising that the next ‘big one’ is the Canning Stock Route – more of that soon.