Mr E and I have developed a regular weekend routine of packing our cameras and heading out into the countryside for some downtime after our busy working weeks.
Because we both work from home these Sunday wanderings in the 4WD give us a complete break from the office we share, and any business distractions.
Last Sunday we headed north west 'up the mountain' - my favourite of all places to be!
About half way up there's a fabulous vantage point where you can look down over Townsville and whilst Mr E casually wandered around taking photos of the view and the flora, I took photos of him taking photos...
Back in the car we headed further along the winding road, and higher up the mountain.
Being in the countryside you can just feel the worries of life slip away - breathing comes easier as 'life' in it's natural environment grounds your senses; audible gasps at its beauty are constant...
We even picked up a hitchhiker for about 40 klms...
And then there was the bushranger!
We watched as a bushfire came into view, hopeful that it was back burning and not out of control...
...and marvelled at how the sky matched the colour in the wildflowers.
Bellies grumbling with hunger, our cameras filled with photos to peruse on laptops later that afternoon, and satisfied we'd adventured enough for one Sunday, we headed home again.
Before settling down to go through the pics I pulled out the Wheat Belly cookbook and trialed its recipe for gluten free scones to serve with mugs of good strong coffee...
I added some lemon zest and cranberries.
Not bad. Not like a normal Aussie scone, but not bad.
I'll be in Melbourne next weekend, so while I'm away Mr E will be planning our next adventure - to a waterfall.
Think I'll pack a lunch for that one!