Back for a few days to Jervis Bay for reading and writing – supposed to be walking as well but wettest autumn in 15 years cascaded in front of my little cabin in the woods, day and night. Oh well, got some reading done. Enjoyed the kangaroos lounging on the lawn as I left, looking very relaxed and a little louche. Also saw my first echnida – a lovely creature negotiating itself between an anteater and hedgehog but built like a stocky rabbit.

Left early, but drive back was glorious – hours without seeing another car – stopped under the Milky Way for a moment to listen to the frogs, cows and movement of the spheres.