Nonetheless, the time in Warrnambool was deeply consoling. We closed the retreat yesterday and then had time to chat over "a cuppa" and some sweets. I celebrated Mass last evening. Homily attached here with some photos. Alas, the weather, the fact that it gets dark at 5 PM (it is winter down here) and persistent rain conspired against a lot of photos. However, I did get down to the beach for about two hours on Wednesday and have included a few of the photos as well as one that I played with on a day off when the rain prevented leaving the house.
The beach was about twenty minutes and one big hill by foot from the house.
Three men were cleaning their catch of fish. The sea gulls were going wild.
The first picture showed the bay. This one is opposite the first on the other side of the breakwater. The tip is called Thunder Point. It was getting cold and too dark to continue walking to the point as it was going to take an hour to walk home.
Snakes? Who in his right mind is going to go into the water at Shipwreck Beach?
This last is the result of hours at the desk playing with photos. The moth got stuck in a spider web. And then it got stuck in Aperture 3.
Off to empty the dryer and finish packing.