We had a good trip to Adelaide. (Elizabeth actually). Absolutely nothing on the road from Canberra to Balranald on Thursday, and a great meal at our favourite halfway restaurant at the Balranald RSL; a little more Friday (early long weekend) traffic on the road to Elizabeth (just North of Adelaide). Interesting to have a fruit check between Euston and Mildura. The fruit fly police are serious again as they should be. It's all very dry; dusty sheep abound.
The sign on the main highway (as in today's title) is exactly what we need in Canberra coming out of Higgins/Hawker towards Glenloch. I have see one horrific accident there, due to cars being allowed to pass down the hill where there is one downhill lane and two uphill.
A few posts ago I prophesied Elizabeth would have more sun, more magpies, more dogs. So far one run this morning produced two out of three of those items: today is a fantastic sunny day, I didn't experience any magpies in the seventy minute run; but for the first time in over 44 years of running I was savaged by a dog.
Yes a large dog attacked me at the back of some houses, its stupid owner saying "she only wants to play" and failing to control it. So I limped home bleeding. I am rather cross.
It is strange being a Canberran in Adelaide the weekend of the Melbourne Grand Final between Sydney and Perth, and of the Sydney Grand Final between Melbourne and Brisbane. I am feeling very national today.
I will be off for another run tomorrow, then off to see the lead singer of the band Newsboys whom I have discovered is in town.
Work Group Bush Walk
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