We negotiated the boulders lodged like marbles in this gully. We struggled up slippery slopes and strained up steep inclines. We paused part way up and admired grandeur of the gorge. The walls glowed a russet red and the golden plains shimmered in the bright midday sun.
The manager entered. ‘Oh, sorry, we’ve had a bit of a problem…You have two different sized tyres on the front. Three different sizes all together as the tyres on the front are both the wrong size. Have you been in an accident or changed the tyres yourself?’
‘No, and your shop did the other front tyre not even a month ago.’
‘Really? That can’t be right. Are you sure?’
‘My brother. Twice in two days, I ask you.’
‘You wait here,’ Dad said and then marched off down the track.
‘Dear Diary, last night Richard got lost,’ I said. ‘Dear diary, this morning, Richard got lost.’
I spotted a sign pointing to Echo Camp and not-too-many kilometres off the “main” road. My husband noted that the track was only for “authorised vehicles”.
‘That’s not fair,’ I said. ‘They shouldn’t tempt us with scenic places like that in the restaurant and then deny us because we’re not “authorised”.’
He who was driving, turned into the track. ‘You’re quite right. Ready for some adventure?’
‘Must be an accident,’ I muttered and then followed the cars around the corner.
‘There’s flooding,’ he who was more observant than me, said.
The car’s roar enveloped our camp, and blazing headlights exposed our prone forms…Read more "TRAVELLING WITH THE T-TEAM (12)"
I stomped my foot. ‘Naw? But I have to come!’ How could I give up and allow the ball, the pull of the gutters, and those smug little untouched pins win? ‘I must keep on trying. You told me Dad, when you have a challenge you don’t give up. I’m not giving up…’Read more "GUTTER-BALL GIRL"