DAY 169: Streaking in the rainforest

16 Feb

He didn't come skinny dipping, if you're wondering.

KINDA cool that I dreamt I was skinny dipping last week and now here I am, lolloping into a swimming hole at 2.30 in the morning.

On the way here, coming out of a seaside town, we see a koala sat in the middle of the road, having a breather. After escorting the furry fella away from the white lines, my cohort takes me to the top of the Otways to do some ‘pirating’. I’d thought this would involve treasure coves and jolly rogers, but instead we’re pulling up young myrtle beech trees that are due to be slashed for increased road access. These’ll then get replanted elsewhere in the bush pirate’s reforestation efforts.

Job done, we go for a ‘walk’ through the rainforest, which turns out to be a near-vertical trek up the ridge, hauling ourselves up on vines, tree ferns and dead branches: two steps forward, one giant arse-slide back, for the most part. En route we pass endless pockets of glow worms and hear bats and barn owls flying overhead. Then off for a nudey swim to wash off those leeches.

Keeper: Yes!

3 Responses to “DAY 169: Streaking in the rainforest”

  1. Damo February 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    I can teach you to crack a whip…

  2. esther February 21, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    I’m not convinced that jumping into a pool in a forest at night really counts as skinny dipping. There’s no thrill from people watching AND no risk of arrest for public indecency….

    • valentish February 21, 2011 at 10:26 am #

      Right, name your spot! (You’re coming…)

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