Lake St Clair

Day 17
We are definitely getting our cold weather experience here at Lake St Clair. It was freezing this morning! We set off on our morning walk about 9am and when we got down to the lake it was still completely misty.
L could not resist temptation and walked straight into the water. His shoes & socks got completely soaked so we took them off & sat in the sun warming our tropical bones. L just does not feel the heat or cold in the same way as I do. So he played in the shallows with his jeans rolled up – but ended up soaking them as well. The water temp is around 4 degrees celsius! He did not care in the least!
It’s incredibly beautiful here!

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Living The Dream

Day 16
Today we left the coast & headed up to the mountains to Cradle mountain Lake St Clair National Park. Before we left, I had to take a photo of the whale vertebrae which was in the hall at the old farm house. It’s an amazing thing to see.

It was a long day in the car for the kids. We finally made it in at 6pm and they were well & truly over it by then.
We played lots of ‘living/non-living’ and thanks to my dear friend Duxey my boy, who has turned into a language sponge these holidays, learned a new phrase – ‘living the dream’. This was repeated frequently throughout the day. It’s something many people say to be ironic. But today, and throughout our holiday, we certainly have been living the dream. We are having a wonderful time & L is growing & changing & learning in so many ways. It’s something I have dreamt of on his behalf but he is the one living it.

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