This week we celebrated the birthday of Wildlife Ranger Anna. Anna loves peas! Fittingly a feast of pea risotto, peas and a giant pea cake were a key part of the birthday celebrations!
There has been some wet weather over the past week, and a few intrepid travellers headed out into it on Saturday anyway. Jac, Robbie and Jez headed to Green Gorge, and Rangers Paul, Ro and assistant ranger/plumber Tim trudged along into a very wet head wind moving north.
On Sunday however, we were presented with a day of blue skies, sunshine and gentle breezes. Expeditioners scrambled for their boots, and hit the trails in parties of varying sizes and destinations to revel in some lovely Macca weather. The crew at Green Gorge welcomed the ranger team for pancake brunch, and basking in the rare sunshine was enjoyed by all.
The sunshine was short-lived though and by Sunday evening rain was once again pitter-pattering on the windows, and has continued into this week.
On an interesting weather note, on Saturday evening whilst we were all tucked into bed, our Bureau of Meteorology team observed the rare occurrence of zero knots of wind for approximately two hours!
It has been a while since we have had fresh fruit here on Macca, with the exception of our apples. Volunteering on the tourist boats always offers the opportunity to grab a piece of fruit! Anna in particular loves bananas. On last week’s ship visit, the chefs aboard presented Anna with an array of bananas in the full array of ripeness. As expeditioners, sometimes we get excited about the things which would have those back home scratching their heads!