Time for a lunch break

Without a doubt I was very relieved to reach the Savage River after descending from the lofty heights above. My feet could go no further. There was no way I wanted to retrace my steps to Corinna. In a rush of foolishness I felt I would stay by the river forever.  I was not going back.  I felt I couldn’t walk back.

Jeanette had arrived earlier, while I trudged more slowly, and being rested was ready to move on.  ‘No. I can’t yet. I have to stop. I am going to eat my lunch’, I muttered irritably feeling the weight and drain of my sore feet. We had packed our lunches before leaving our cottage so were well prepared.  I plonked myself down with legs swinging over one side of the pontoon and surveyed the water, the bank, the trees and all the lower vegetation as I munched on lunch.

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And I calmed down.  I began to relax. I began to be able to enjoy my surroundings.  It was a truly lovely place.  No-one but us.  Only the sounds of the bush and the birds.

And Jeanette made herself comfortable as well.  Idyllic.

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We felt so privileged to be there in this stunningly beautiful environment. We were both so pleased we had chosen to make this walk. I was so pleased that I had not given up along the way, despite my feet wanting to rest.  It was another reminder that one step at a time is all it takes, and if slower than most, the end can still be reached.  And it will be worth it.

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