Height of anticipation


I read an article this week about Billi Bierling, the first German woman to reach the summit of Everest from the Nepalese side and return alive. And besides the shock of how you can get hot showers, fresh bread, strawberries and movie nights at Base Camp, I was moved by the passion mountaineers have for these truly amazing structures.

I guess we don’t have that here in Sydney. I remember being mesmerised the first time I saw a set of snow capped mountains. They seem to frame the horizon so perfectly. But even though I was so taken, the thought of being so far away from a lovely sandy beach was too much. It always brings me home.

Wolf and I can’t wait for summer. We’ve started talking about it a lot. He wants to go camping. We want to tidy up our garden. We plot how to move our trampoline from mum’s house to ours. We plan to spend days by the water, swimming and lounging.

I can’t wait. bondi-beach-sydney-ausw626

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4 responses to “Height of anticipation

  1. Oh my dear Lord, this image could not have come at a more perfect time Catho! I love that we have the option to send ourselves to whichever climate, landscape, fantasy we feel.
    I love the image of you and Wolf plotting trampoline moves and camping!
    Do we throw in some visits to our favourite pool also?

  2. Dear girl, I can’t wait either. Summer, oh how it beckons. Love that image, but most of all I love yours and Wolfie’s plotting and scheming. Get that trampoline over yonder and get bouncing yaw’ll.

  3. catherineonline

    Rene – pool visits are an absolute must. As you say, they are so civilised. I hope recent construction around that area won’t affect our plans (yes, it IS all about us!).

    And eye eye Lexi. Operation Trampoline is in progress…

  4. Hi there! This post could nnot be witten much better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He ccontinually kept preaching about this. I’ll send this post to him.
    Fairly certain he’s going to have a very goiod read. Thanks
    for sharing!

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