3:00 – Daddy wakes.
3:15 – Thanks to Mum’s preparations, we head off into a conditions-corrected 20.3C (or 68.5°F), 99% humid, 0.mm (no) rain overnight, no moon and there’s a 22km/h ENE wind. It’s overcast and there’s trace fog.
3:23 – Daddy’s new headtorch shows up a rabbit and a hare, grazing together at Transport Facility gate. Hare leaves quickly.
A few birds try pre-dawn practice as we head uphill in the dark.
3:39 – First High Point is deserted again. This is good. On the way downhill, it’s quiet. Just one passing car.
3:52 – Mid-point. No possums, but I spy a hare across the road. Headtorch 1, Hare nil!
4:01 – Embuggerance – Pass 1 – We cross at the PINGPINGPING. Daddy makes me wait, and won’t press the button till approaching cars or trucks have gone. He showed me a truck doing a late-night red-run on this crossing, once, as we were approaching from uphill.
Up South Best Hare Track. Bandicoot was hiding in the grass. He doesn’t fuss, just walks off, breaking into a run when he thinks it’s best. The light’s a bit hard to shoot moving bandies, so no picture.
There was no other wildlife.
4:23 – Embuggerance – Pass 2 – Again we wait for a truck, and I get a little skittish.
4:28 – Underpass. I pose, but only momentarily. Aaaaaaaagiiiiiiliiiiiityyyyyyyyy Ruuuuuuuuuunnnnn!
4:40 – Trackerland isn’t much fun when no critters are there.
3:53 – Home. Zoomies, pool dip, mud, wash, treats, sleep!