If you had of asked me last night where I thought I might end up I couldn't have even guessed!! Govindas ashram! Mt warning! Byron! Boom!!
The morning began in such a chilled out fashion. Huge walk along the beach side from rainbow to kirra beach & back. Swim, ball play etc. Then POW! The wind changed & we were off!!
Fist stopping at the info station who loaded me full of info (surprisingly) & maps and off we went! Crazy mission! If someone had of warned me how hot we were about to get I would of ended it right there!! Ahhhh!!
So we are suddenly on root to the mt warning even tho we had missed oka :( !! We are looking for a Hare Krishna ashram upon hearing today was a festival day. Google announces we are here! We clearly are not! There is nothing around!! I drive around in circles like a crazy person. Finally seeing a sign that is hand painted to say KRISHNA. Um ok? Must be it right?
Drive in. No one about! Young girl comes over suddenly she is walking off with my shadow. A women who seems crazy/high comes over and asks what I want. I explain and after a long winded conversation reałise im in the wrong place. THANK KRISHNA!! ;)
She gives me some gifts (food) made with love. I accept & leave with my pup.
I hadn't eaten a thing today and it was around 11am so I chow down on the Hare Krishna treats, realising perhaps why the woman was so strange. These must be 90% sugar!! Haha
Shadow is struggling in the heat so we stop for a quick swim in the creek. Soaking wet we continue our journey. Finding it! Now we find out that the festival is a puja in celebration of the cows! They are expecting around 500 pple. Okay this is more like it I think.
I am told to just do my thing. Lunch is at 1:30. Cows are about 2 or4pm!?
Shadow& I are cooking in the heat! Seriously not coping we wait ages for food which they cook on fires, adding to the intensely hot day. There are flies everywhere & I'm worried about ticks.
The only people around are woofers. Maybe it's the heat, or there over worked or they don't like the look of me? Cus few of them even acknowledge us. Shadow is too hot to care about her bone!! That is saying something.
Food finally served, and it is the yummiest thing I have eaten in ages!
But I'm now fed up with the heat. We rush off to see the rest of the ashram only meeting one local and hischildren.
Then we hit the rd to Byron. Which may have been a mistake. It was even hotter in the tin can mobile on rough rds for ages. I felt like I wasn't going to make it! But knew shadow was relying on me to get her to the beach!
Which eventually I did. Gale force winds we played for a bit before retiring. Both suffering heat exhaustion.
Dad Really chatting now. I am off to Melb today, so early start. Have fun, stay safe. Dad xxxx