The day started in the usual fashion with me meeting Joyce for our 8km walk out on the airstrip. When we got back James and Joyce came over for morning tea. I then did the camp kitchen and focused on doing some blogging as we suddenly had mobile coverage!!
In the afternoon we had news arrive regarding Bunjil but it wasn’t happy news unfortunately. Jen found him under the art room near the Homestead and he had been bitten by a snake on the day we saw him yelping. Very, very sad but I am relieved for the family that they know and can now grieve for him. It was a bit challenging getting him out and they buried him in the front yard of the Homestead. We all feel incredibly sad as he was a beautiful dog and will be sadly missed at Giralia Station. He was only 9 months old but I thought he was so much older because of his calm temperament. It is a reality of pets and animals on a remote Australian station and the Blakes have been through this situation with other horses and dogs before, it is not new to them. But very sad to say goodbye to a beautiful dog and he will be sadly missed.
We had a few lizards come and visit us while packing up. I am not sure if it is the work we are doing clearing the Station or packing up our things but they popped into the annex to say hello. Very cute. One tried to walk through an eyelet and got stuck! Very funny. They were very comfortable with us getting up close and this guy did nothing more than blink while Col got up close and personal with his camera. That sounds creepier than intended!