22 January 13
The grass may not be greener, but the sand is definitely cleaner at our new camp-site. I moved the bus earlier today to be closer to the water and in a place where the sand is not mixed with the soot from countless bushfires. We’re still in Narawntapu National Park and just on the water’s edge.
It’s easy for the girls to play non-stop all day. I love to watch their little games, for in their interactions they mimic the social structures they know and the relationships that have been modelled. Now that Calista and Delaney have paired up, I’m more relaxed about seeing Aisha and Brioni in an exclusive imaginary world.
This new spot that we are parked is probably the best camp-site in this national park. We’re in Bay 34, on the western side of the designated day-use picnic area, separated from the water by only a picnic table. The water is calm here, there are trees to shade the bus in the late afternoon, and the ground is flat. Check it out:
Tonight the girls and I enjoyed a terrific game together where I dressed up and “judged” their designs in the sand. The girls were so chuffed with my costume that it makes me wonder if I don’t usually participate so eagerly in their games. All I did was put a colander on my head, wrap some clothes around it and sport a pair of googles, but it was enough to illicit gales of laughter from the three girls who were playing.
Maybe I need to play some more. It’s good fun too.
I like this spot so much. I’d love to stay much longer but we’re running out of food, and that means we need to head back to town. I always hope to come back to great spots, but there’s always more to discover, and that keeps us driving. But I’ll remember this spot in Tasmania as one of the best.