Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wollumbin: the cloud catcher

With deep respect for the Bundjalung people of Northern NSW on whose land we walked, made music, built a hearth, and cooked our meal today!

We went for a wonderful picnic at Blackbutt Lookout, overlooking Wollumbin (some call it Mt Warning), in the Border Ranges National Park. The rain came but did not deter the culinary art of marshmallow toasting on an open fire. The billy was put to good use for a wonderful cup of tea: hot, sweet, and strong enough to trot a mouse over ....

More on Bundjalung nation and Wollumbin at http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/stories/minjung/aborigin.htm

By the way: a blackbutt is a tree, not what you get by sitting too close to the fire ...

2 comments:

Slade said...

Having had the joyful experience of living there for a year in the lovely 'bails', of all the wonderful places I've lived, Moreton's Myth is one of the most beautiful serene places - not to mention my delightful companions there at the MYTH - Mieke, Yarrow, Tess and Hans.

Mieke said...

Slade, you will always be part of the MYTH! Love from all of us.