Almost exactly ten years ago we walked Dot’s Dash – it was Jessica’s birthday, so she brought along some cake. As we descended from Spook Nek that day, Christine fell and broke her ankle. I did not write a blog at the time so, apart from the drama of the day and Christine’s unfortunate part in it, the event went unrecorded. A helicopter came to our aid and lifted her off the mountain – it was a memorable occasion!
In those days Dot’s Dash was always really spectacular with endless Erica pillansii and we all took hundreds of photographs every April when they were at their best. The area has been ravaged by a big fire or two and there have been many years when we have only seen the odd red bloom. Now there is good recovery and we look forward to a splendid show when we walk there in April this year.
It will be an opportunity to remember our old friends and the good times we had together.