Friday, March 22, 2013

tracks

We found tracks. Imaginations were running riot as we followed them along the sand alongside the stream and into the water, then back. This is one of our favourite spots - sheltered from the wind, fresh water, deep enough to snorkel or play on soft surf boards and the occasional eel to keep it real. The waves are not far, for those wanting wild surf action. Our beach is famous for it's rescues. It can be pretty perilous, swimming between those surf lifesaver flags is definitely a good idea. Plus, the kids have been a little squeamish about swimming in the sea since someone got attacked by a shark not far from here. (Poor guy. And his family, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.) 
So, these tracks. Small mammal like tracks but then is that line a tail dragging? We have been through books and trawled through the internet but haven't identified them yet. Our imaginations are bound to be better than knowing what the real animal is, but we want to know! Do you have a clue? All suggestions gratefully received!
We set up camp for the afternoon. We picnicked, played, tracked the wild snozwanger, Mama put in some work time (not a bad office hey?!) and Jed got some good time on the board and snorkeling. I love the chats we have just hanging out. The pace of life has picked up some lately and it's especially important to me to grab these moments and ride 'em. 
I am making the most of the warmer weather...autumn is settling in. I love autumn. Soup and handmade bread time!

4 comments:

  1. love the teepee...no clues to the tracks though

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    1. Jed got two of those teepees one Christmas and they are well used...both of them! Highly recommend the,, so easy to put up.

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  2. Tracks - a small person with a stick? Lovely to see your young one so at home in the natural world.

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    1. It did cross my mind that it could have been a child with a stick, but they are too uniform...the mystery persists. But then, i quite like it that way!

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