We had lemon myrtle butter, Quandong jam (Quandong is a wild peach) and lime marmalade to choose from for our toppings. Each had a unique flavour!
Sitting in the spa, watching the cliffs and bush slip by, we were surprised at how much we had missed the first time we passed by this way. I can highly recommend spa travelling.
We found a quiet spot to moor and settled in. The silver and pink hues cast by the setting sun settled over the river like a curtain falling on a grand finale. Once again we gathered around the campfire under the stars. Singing out of tune, sharing our dreams and aspirations and laughing together was a special way to spend our penultimate evening.
Some of my learning's from this trip:
- Bum berries or Bum nuts are eggs (I'm sure it's just in this part Australia, or least I hope so).
- You don't sit around a campfire in the Australian bush in shorts and jandals. Bull ants, which are venomous and can grow up to 40mm, are the biggest problem, since the fire does keep the snakes at bay.
- If you are Australian (as two of our party are) you really want to be like the Kiwis, so you sit around the second campfire in jandals and shorts!
- Kiwis know the Australian national anthem better than the Australians.
- Two antihistamines and a glass of red wine help to reduce the sting of Bull Ant bites. Just ask one of our team!
- If the navigator sits on the Captain's knee the boat goes off course.
Tonight is our last on the boat. As I write this, the last of the cliffs rise above us and Jasmin and Merriam are in the kitchen preparing a high tea. I know, a high tea on the high seas seems a bit unusual, but our antique buff purchased a Victorian cake stand in Adelaide and we feel obliged to use it. Doilies are cut out of brochures and serviettes, decorated with pretty blue birds, bought especially for this occasion, are set out. The Queen would be proud!