Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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A little jaunt in a certain Direction

I have been hanging out for the Easter break as I am in desperate need of some R&R. After a bit of a sleep in (by which I mean I turned off my alarms, and then still woke early anyway, but at least didn’t have to rush to get up) I set off on a morning adventure. This involved driving to Risdon Brook Dam and making my way westward and upward to a geocache on top of a hill attached to Mt Direction. I haven’t been geocaching—except opportunistically—for ages.

The climb was a nice sweaty one, made challenging by sidling and scrub-bashing across a steep rocky slope (I didn’t want to lose altitude by going into the gully). Eventually I came out onto the more open ridge and enjoyed some nice views of the river and mountain. Before long I had the cache in hand, and I was able to take advantage of an unmarked trail to make my return journey a whole lot easier. I picked up another cache a bit later on, although I kicked myself as I approached it because I had walked right past it earlier in the morning when I was focused on getting to the first cache. I had an unsuccessful search for a sneakily hidden third cache, before making my way back to my car, having already clocked up my 10000 steps for the day.

It was nice to be out in the bush, and doing something a little more interesting than my more typical short walks (which I do for the exercise, and which I enjoy but they’re not the same as a good solid walk in the bush).

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