Tuesday 7.30 am and the temperature was 10 decrees celsius, with a cool north-westerly wind blowing. A perfect morning for a walk/run on the ridge, work can wait for an hour or so. Mt Arawang at 765 metres is at the southern end of the Coolamon Ridge walk. The access track from the Kambah horse paddocks is steep and a great cardio workout.
Trigs have a cosmic intrigue for me, the symmetry of the structure exposed to the elements. A great space for some meditation and quiet reflection.
Sunrise at Mt Arawang, Australian Capital Territory
My visit to Ubud got off to a very shakey start last Sunday. Life has now settled into a routine of exotic breakfasts, yoga, swimming, hiking, meditation and dinners of fresh locally grown delicacies.
Apart from sorting out our go-to place when the windows and door start rattling (under out sturdy dining table) and sleeping with a grab bag close to the bed, we have adjusted to the occasional earth tremor disturbing our sleep.
A daily yoga practice has improved my posture and gait. I now feel like I am suspended by a piece of string when I walk. The rains have come early and the nights are cool, each evening I visit the meditation centre next door for an hour. Ubud is truly a treat for all the senses, and I have another two weeks to enjoy.