Fireys has been all go, though not with fires, luckily. I somehow got myself into the role of Equipment Officer at the last meeting so now I have a new job to learn within the Brigade. I'll be fine counting helmets, gloves, ordering gear and what have you, but I hope there are some mechanically-minded people around to help me when anything of that nature needs doing! Mechanical, I am not!
Last week we went out in the two fire vehicles and down a local popular four wheel driving track. It got a bit hairy at times, especially in the back of the 1.4, though Andrew tells me it looked better from the front seat!
I got so unnerved a couple of times, I got out and walked past the rough bit. Luckily I have no particular need to appear to be a hero, so was quite happy to chicken out. Also my fifty year old bladder needed a rest from bouncing, and quiet trip behind a tree. :) Mostly, though, it was fun, bouncing around in the back with whoever was not driving at the time. This is Nikki and I.
Think my brains got a bit rattled!
This is my Brother in Law, Craig, having his turn driving. Yes, it's a real family affair at the Brigade now, with mum, sis and BIL all recently joining! I think we were just having too much fun for them to resist. :)
Here comes the 1.4 down the track. I'd got out at this point, but this wasn't too bad in the end. I'd thought they were taking it down a very rough bit in the middle but they took it round the side instead.
This is what the track we'd been down looked like, with a thunderstorm chasing us as we went.
Hey, wait for me!
Nature has been pretty spectacular around here lately. Mr Bronzewing was enjoying the damp paddock after a thunderstorm.
But he didn't enjoy me getting too close...
All the stormy weather really has been a boon for sky-watchers!
Rosie and Tuppy don't care, as long as they get their walks...
... and their nap times. I love that they get on so well, my sweet book ends.