Friday, October 23, 2015
We saw nature’s oldest living organism today. The biologists out there can correct the details here. Thrombolites look like round mounds of hardened sponge but are actually bacterial micro-organisms that pre-date most other life on earth and are really living fossils. The Lake Clifton thrombolites are 2,000 years old.
Checking into the caravan park at 9:30 a.m. we lucked out in getting the last campsite. Our division of labour is that Geoff usually swims while I do laundry, my favorite household task. I’d just hung out the clothes when I heard the unmistakable sounds of a bagpipe. Following the strains of Amazing Grace brought me to a lone piper under a gum tree who said that he was practising for the Brunswick Agricultural Fair tomorrow.