I was trying to get my 2008 blog all finished last night and at quarter to midnight the power went off – just for a second, but long enough to shut down the computer.
I took that as a sign that I should go to bed
So here are my last entries for the old year.
This is a photographic story from Shanni’s camera telling about their last camping trip for 2008.
They left home on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon.
Stopped for fish in Stephen’s passage.
Tim’s comment was that it was great fishing – everyone on board caught a decent fish.
The cod were coming up two at a time.
Unfortunately the mosquitoes found them.
We don’t normally have any problem with mossies so they were not prepared at all.
Not much sleep was had by the onshore campers that night.
They were all very ready for dawn and rescue from the nasty blighters!
And then it is time to go home.
The lack of sleep is telling on everyone now and there are bodies strewn all around the boat.
I think Christian got the most uncomfortable spot despite it being quiet and out of everyone’s way.
I had dinner all ready for them.
For some reason not many were terribly keen on eating fish – again!
I had gotten word during the afternoon that one of our neighbours had just died from a heart attack.
Len was just a year older than me so it was a real shock to us all.
It was also only 2 months since the death of his own father.
His son shears for Anson’s boss so Anson was asked to come out and help for a couple of days to give Caleb some time to deal with the loss of his Dad.
So Anson was flat out helping to unpack camping stuff and then packing up to head out to town for two days work.
For me, the day hurridly changed from one of peace, quiet and tranquility to one of noise, hustle and bustle.
Thank you Lord for giving me 24 hours respite I needed amongst it all.