Soon we’ll leave the sea side town of Geraldton, Western Australia, which has been really memorable for a few reasons:
- Roadside fruit and veg stands where you get wonderful fresh seasonal produce cheaply using honesty boxes. These are as rare as hens teeth in the eastern states. It’s great that people are much more trusting over here.
- Squintingly white beaches, protected by reefs (so no big waves for scaredy swimmers like me), that you can drive on for miles and miles.
- Amazingly cheap, delicious, calorific and addictive cakes. Luckily the beaches have very few people on them, so looking fat in swimmers is not really an issue.
- Met 2 great makers – of baskets and hats. Glenda and Murray’s work is well worth a look (and purchase!).
- I’m being interviewed in a national caravanning magazine – woo hoo! Hopefully it will encourage more caravanners to stop in at remote outback towns to enjoy some wonderful crafting sessions with the locals.
- Finally, I will remember Geraldton because of the Finn yarn swatch I knitted then felted in preparation for fulfilling my dream of creating a fiberous teapot. It felted an incredible 60+% (!!) on row height (amazing!!), and a not too shabby 25% on stitch width. Thank you Fairfield Finns!
Oh yessss, shortly I’ll be having lots of touchy feely sessions with this deliciousness on my needles!
2016 – you are comen thru with the goods already!!