My Morning, Monday December 05 2016, by Emmalumpdogg – A Body In Motion

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.

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3:23 – Daddy’s new headtorch shows up a rabbit and a hare, grazing together at Transport Facility gate. Hare leaves quickly.2016-12-05_0326_img_5781z_rabbit-transport-facility

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!2016-12-05_0356_img_5783_hare-across-from-underpass

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.2016-12-05_0418_img_9817_overcast-dawn-best-hare-paddock

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!2016-12-05_0430_img_5788_emma-embankment-in-motion

4:40 – Trackerland isn’t much fun when no critters are there.

3:53 – Home. Zoomies, pool dip, mud, wash, treats, sleep!