Left Maxie to sleep in as per usual and catch me up later, thinking what is the quickest way to Salisbury as I cant stand not being able t read my map any longer. Came out to the first road of the day and there is a ute parked over the entrance to the track. I asked the guy if he could give me a ride into Salisbury as I had lost my glasses and was having difficulties He said “I would if he could but wasn’t going that way and was very busy.” He then asked me about the river I had crossed the previous day and how I had got around it I told him “I couldn’t read the instructions for flooding so had to cross it.” He replied “You are in trouble. If you help me mushroom and come with me while I do a few errands I’ll take you to Salisbury.”
I then had a lovely morning learning what mushrooms you could eat and getting a tour around the area. He then dropped me off at Salisbury outside the chemist shop and I was able to get a pair of glasses wonder across the road get a milkshake and then wander down to the pub and get a cider.
I was able to pick up the trail at the cemetery of all places. I walked up the hill to riga Shelter. Stopped there wanting to go on but it looked like there was a thunder storm approaching. There was one other in the shelter and a holiday camp of boys tenting outside. Decided to push on. Got to Brassie Shelter just as the rain started.
Just as I had made myself comfortable 2 more arrived. I really didn’t want their company as they had been part of a group that had killed a rattle snake. Thankfully they decided to sleep in their hammocks. Then just on dark the first South Bounders I had seen arrived. They were noisy and I had to rearrange my stuff but it was all good in the end.