The mountainside and the bush always seem to reveal a surprise. Recently while exploring the bottom section of our block we came across a huge, dug out hole.
This brings me to the second reason why we live here on the side of the mountain – the wildlife. Yes, if you haven’t guessed it this is a wombat hole. His home or burrow. Wombat holes can up to 3 metres deep and run along for up to 100 metres! They are nocturnal animals so a photo is difficult to come by (but we are trying). Our very brave cat, Sarge, who often accompanies me when I am gardening or clearing up, decided to explore this new discovery.
We have seen and Wombat wandering around the streets at night and have dubbed him Maxi because of his stumpy, chubby size. Recently I commented on four reasons why we live here, the fauna comes next after the flora. Apart from wombats and the odd echidna digging up my stone walled pathways, cockatoos often come to perch on our deck. These two sulphur crested ones shared a cuddle!
The boys have been on retreat for three days but are now returned home and looking forward to the lovely neighbours’ pats. Last minute luggage check, another look at the garden – there will be a mass of pink in a couple of weeks – and we head off as tour guides. We’re both determined to travel light and compact. Rome via Singapore and Dubai – our travel contingent of twenty are ready to take on the food, the antiquity and especially the sun-kissed skin! Buon Viaggio! No tales out of school!