|Da arrived early this morning, and the sunshine stayed (yay!!!). Once he'd met the family and the dogs, we decided to go for a trek in the mountains. We followed the local stream up, and had a lovely day scrambling over rocks, trees and the stream to get to the dam at the top (we thought we'd reached it twice before we found the big one!). We were walking for around 5 hours, and climbed 5500 feet - and loved it! Coming back was a bit of an adventure - we thought we'd found an easier path home, but it ended abruptly in private property and we had to climb/slide down a very steep (Da says vertical!) bit of mountain side to get back to the stream. We spent the evening playing with the kids and dogs, and swapping stories with a French Backpacker who'd joined us at the hostel (after we'd tended our cuts and bruises - the thorns and rocks were vicious!).