Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful Mums out there!
I woke up feeling much better today and Col kindly made me breakfast in bed on behalf of my kids, which was very much appreciated. I let Joyce know that I would be walking a bit later and taking it a bit easy. After breakfast I headed out to the Airstrip and started walking it initially, but felt ok so did the run/walk for a few laps. I did 7km in total.
During the day Jen was doing a bit of a tidy up and moved a piece of corrugated iron that was near our camp and this was underneath it. Looked like a brown snake had shed it’s skin. Hoping not to meet him in his new outfit!
That is a good segway into another toilet story that seems to be becoming my trademark. During the night Col went to the toilet after the generators had been switched off and it was dark. He had a torch with him and while in our ‘ensuite’ he sees a snake head pop out of a gap behind the shower and next to the toilet. This is my worst nightmare and I am very grateful that it was Col and not me!!!!!!! Col thinks it was a small Stimson’s Python, so not venomous but could have been fatal for me having a heart attack if I had seen it. After my mini freak out hearing the story, Col very kindly plugged up the hole with pieces of wood to try and prevent our visitor dropping in again. I am sure this won’t stop much, but it helps me feel a little better about the situation. I do a thorough check of the ensuite before locking the door behind me.
The sunset was amazing on Sunday, the clouds were fairy floss pink and a plane had flown overhead so the trail it left was also a beautiful pink streak across the sky.