We spent Easter Sunday day-camping with friends, climbing Mt Ngungun, one of the Glasshouse mountains. We set off intrepidly...
but I didn't mind keeping a more relaxed pace with our youngest mountaineer. We found lots of interesting things along the way.
After meandering gently upwards for a little while, we came to the exciting part. Grandma Nani shouldered Jimmy and took off! (She's like that. I think she only sleeps four hours a night.)
It was a wonderful track, full of gnarled roots that had me in mind of "Lord of the Rings".
Matt climbed to the rescue (a bit nervous himself) when Miss G got the heebie jeebies in the steep and slippery cave. I loved the cave because it was great preparation for our upcoming unit on early humans.
Jimmy wanted to dismount and go it alone. He did an awesome job; we were proud of our little troopers.
Made it! This summit really tested my commitment to allowing the children to take responsibility for themselves. Gulp! Gosh, it was very nerve-wracking. There were many commands of "SIT DOWN! ON YOUR BOTTOM!"
I think we all enjoyed a good sense of achievement.
We took our time on the descent and had fun eating salad rolls and making ochre paint. Yesss! More prep for early humans ;0)
Past the Scribbly Gums and we were down.
Back at camp we enjoyed a second lunch and a lie around on the ground. Then it was time to start the campfire.
Jim had a great little set-up making roasted guavas. They tasted a bit like tomatoes...I found a couple of bites was plenty.