I got up at 3:30 a.m. and got ready for the trip to Cairns. We went to Rusty's Market to buy our produce for the week, the post office, and the radio station. I used the computer at the radio station to check email, Facebook, and the U.S. news. Travis was online so was able to message with him a bit on Facebook. The station had a drawing today for ten prizes, so I quickly bought three chances, but alas, my name was not drawn. The money goes to support this community radio station, so it was a good cause. Chris and Ron do the morning show, and they let me sit in the studio with them during the broadcast for a little while.
We ran around all morning....the laundry to exchange our dirty laundry for our clean laundry, the post office again, the Mac store, the guitar store, back to the radio station, the pharmacy for curl enhancer, the health food store for sauerkraut, then back to the farm.
Lunch was papaya, black sapote, custard apple, banana, avocado, and grated coconut.
I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms. My stomach growls and has a gnawing feeling. It's not hunger, because true hunger is felt in your mouth. I asked the doctor why I would be having withdrawal 28 days after I get here. It is because I have finally built up enough vitality for my body to begin a new phase of healing.
Karen and I went for a long walk this afternoon. We walked down Cedar Park Road. There were high metal fences on both sides of the road which Karen informed me was the boundary for the nudist colony. We didn't see anybody, thank goodness. We walked on down to Cedar Park resort and saw a baby kangaroo. We sat on the ground and it slowly hopped closer and closer to us. He got maybe 6-8 feet from us before he decided to hop off into the bush. And me without my camera!
Supper was lettuce, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, 2 dates and pecans. I made a joke tonight that we should do a recipe book on 101 ways to prepare lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
I went over to Tina's house tonight. Their home is open to the air. Her children, Leon and Sky, like to sit in the chair swing in the living room. She has pretty rugs down. They were having dinner by candlelight when I arrived because they have no electricity yet. The bathtub is in the backyard, and they heat the water in a cauldron with a wood fire. We played our flute duets in the backyard as long as there was light to see the music.
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