Monday, June 28, 2010

Farm, Fog, Frost and a Fluffy Face

(I had to wake up early to film these scenes. Hence, my face was still swollen in the videos--just ignore it!)

Steven drove for three hours to Pinnaroo to attend a good friend's birthday dinner. This town has around 500 inhabitants so everyone know each other and not much really happens there. It is very interesting to be there though--one could hear a pin drop right in the middle of town. Most of the inhabitants are Caucasians with a few Asian and European backpackers.

We had to drive through fog in the night and Steven is not used to it so I had to stay awake during the drive as well. We saw lots of rabbits, mice, foxes and a few kangaroos. We did not run over anything except for the mice--which are considered pests anyway. It was eerie to be in a fast-moving vehicle with limited vision.

The place we stayed in is Steven's grandparent's old farmhouse. It is a place where a TV can barely get any channel and cellphone signals are non-existent. The quilt we brought from Adelaide was barely enough to keep us warm.

I woke up early to behold something magical--frost. My fingers were numb but I could not help myself from taking photos of the ice on plants, rubber hose and wood planks. The poisonous paddy melons look more inviting as they felt deliciously chilled. The sheep were crying in the paddocks and I wanted to run towards them but I am afraid of being approached by the rams.

I am definitely going back there.

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