Today I woke up about 8am and didn't have anything planned, so similarly to yesterday I just had breakfast, sorted the animals and then just chilled at home.
Laying by the pool was really got today, the only time I looked at the thermometer was at 8:30am, and it was already 23 degrees, so midday could easily have been around 30.
I spent all morning by the pool, and also did lots of swimming to keep cool. It's the 1st time I have really felt like staying in and swimming around, rather than just jumping in and out to cool off.
After lunch I took the Kayak down to Ewen Maddock Dam, and spent the whole afternoon down there. I must have paddled a good few miles exploring all around the margins of the dam, in and around the reeds.
Later on I found a really nice sheltered little beach, which you could only get to via the water. People had obviously been there to camp before, as the wooden frame of a wigwam was at the top of the beach.
It was really nice there in the sun out the wind, so stayed there for a while. I floated about in the kayak watching some small Bass eating minnows, and when I was sat quietly on the beach a big lizard walked past which was cool. Unfortunately it ran off when I moved to try and take a photo..
When the sun was starting to fade a bit I paddled back round to the car park, and came home. As usual I faffed about at home doing nothing imparticular. I had a big fry up for dinner, which I cooked all on the BBQ. It's impossible to get a portion size right when making fry ups! As a result I felt a bit guilty afterwards having pulled away a big fatty dinner!
I'm going to get up to go surfing about 5am tomorrow morning, so got to bed pretty early. Its not going to be great, 1-2ft and clean with the early offshore breeze, but then again I can't remember the last time I was really good!
Also my board still hasn't sold at the shop which is really disappointing. Realistically I guess I shouldn't be surprised though with the new board sale going on, and a big selection of similar 2nd hand ones.. I have decided to leave it right until I leave to see if it sells, but I'm not overly hopeful. I'm still going to get the new one though, as it will help improve my surfing when I'm further south in better waves again..
(Photo - Dinner.)