Today, it's the third day of a howling, gale force southerly with a windchill of zero degrees.
Next week, we're going to Melbourne for Burning Seed. It'll be my first Seed after years of trying to get there. We're being tourists and hiring a camper van, which is the first time we've done that ever. Will be interesting to see if it's any better.
Part of me is pretty sure it will be, because of having a sort-of proper bed, curtains, and a place to live in that is unlikely to attract snakes.
What? I'm a kiwi, kiwis don't understand about snakes and deadly spiders and shit, and I'd prefer not to have to think too hard about how to avoid intimate interaction with them.
Yes I'm serious. Normally when I go to Australia I stay in main centres - this place is in the wops, and unlike the Black Rock Desert, things are *alive* there. There were spiders and other wildlife at Afrikaburn, and that was still a desert. Seed is basically a paddock with trees and bush and stuff, and in my imagination, it's teeming with things just waiting for an unsuspecting kiwi to step barefoot on them so they can kill me. Having said that, I saw nothing bitey at Rainbow a couple of years ago - so maybe they all vacate the premises for the duration. Come to think of it, if I were a self-respecting taipan, that's what I'd do.
Anyway, I expect the event will be equal parts catching up with old friends, making new friends, and talking shop. Hopefully not too much of this last one. I want to get my dance on!