I was excited when this plan for this trip started with a presentation (Monday) in Tasmania, so it afforded me the opportunity to come out for the weekend to see what has always been to me an exotic place (years of growing up watching Bugs Bunny cartoons and the whirling Tassie devil which, having seen a recent newspaper article, is nowhere near the truth).
The opportunity was even made better when Jo Murray offered to put me up at her house, with a spectacular view of Marion Bay. I was ambitious yesterday by getting up to do a 6 mile run, especially as I found the tickling of a sore throat coming on, but I had to be able to say I was running in Tasmania! Not so good as by Saturday evening I was feeling a bit more affected by a cold.
None of this shall keep me too bound up! Yesterday, after a scenic drive through the forests and hills, Jo took me to visit a neighbor who as been taking care of baby wombats, who have been orphaned when their Moms have been run over. The babes don’t stand a chance in the wild. So I got a chance to hold “Poddy” who exhibited incredible strength despite a small size and koala like coloring.
So here is me and the wombat! Definitely something I was not counting on for this visit.
But tomorrow starts the tour with a 10:00am – 3:30pm session with 60+ practitioners in Hobart. The materials for this likely wont get posted until Monday night when I get to Melbourne.