3RD Jan- Tripod at Lane Cove
Not long after after that Fitchett and Afterbirth were first back, resembling drowned rats. Afterbirh was wearing a T-shirt two sizes out and labelled IMPI just to confuse us all. Fetchit explained that they had returned via the out-trail because the rain had obliterated the trail marks. The map above may therefore be indicative only. Although an update is promised.
In the circle two visitors were welcomed: “Salty Snatch” travelling alone and from Iowa, USA; and, “High Beam” currently house sitting in Sydney. Salty Snatch explained that her name came about from her habit of taking tasty snacks with her on her runs. High Beam astonished everyone by saying she was training for an ultra-marathon. There can be little doubt she has already tired of our trail length and pace despite Tripod’s trail being above average in terms of run/kms.
Salty was invited to give a run report from the perspective of an overseas overseas. With disarming honesty, she said “I thought the weather was lovely because it made the experience more dramatic, but overall, as a hash, it’s been low on songs and spirits. I did appreciate the walkers’ trail and give it a 7.5,” she said.
Another returnee, more than visitor, Digit Digester is currently in Sydney while her home in Kiama is being leased.
We repaired to the Tripod family barbecue area and were treated to gourmet quality hamburgers to round out the evening. A great run and fantastic hospitality, thanks to the Skinners!