Last Sunday – Mothers Day – Rob and Elwyn and I drove south east to walk along one of our favourite parts of the Bibbulmun Track, up and over Mts Cuthbert and Vincent, after lunch at the Monadnocks campsite. The bush was sparkling and fresh after the first autumn rain. The views from the mountains were as breath taking as I remembered. Jeanette texted me for Mothers Day as we sat on the top. And it was the first time for 9 years that Elwyn has joined us for Mothers Day.
We haven’t done this walk for 4 years and the last time was agony with my dying knees. This time it was challenging but my journey to learn to walk properly on my new knees took a new turn – striding in the hills which was one of my big goals during this long recovery.
At the end, while waiting for Rob and Elwyn to pick me up, I was blessed to be in the centre of a big flock of red-tailed black cockatoos as they flew amongst the gum trees, feeding on gum nuts then settling for the night as the sun set.
It was certainly a very special Mothers Day!