The beans have now dried on the vine. They are the Beans Blue Lake variety and were very prolific that first year in 2003. We ate and ate and ate green beans. I've saved them every year since then and I think these are ready to be harvested as seeds for next year's crop. It is one of those tasks, a bit like sorting and storing the onions, kind of hard to get around to. I've checked them out quite a few mornings when I go down to the garden. So far, I've always responded with "I'll do that tomorrow". Well this time I most certainly wont be doing it tomorrow. Instead, I'll be sitting in the car with the rest of the family as we head down the coast to do our inaugural overnight camping bushwalk with the young ones. So beans, you'll just have to wait. I'm sure you can handle drying on the vine for a few more days.
I hope it is warmer down the coast - which it should be. Up here in the Great Dividing Range we really are a bit colder than down at sea level. Friends of ours took their children down last weekend and the kids swam in the ocean - not the parents though. I think they just sat and watched. Not sure about me. Am I a kid or a parent? Anyway, we've settled on a walk from Congo along the Bingeri Dreaming track. It sounds like a fairly flat track that follows the coast with lots of access to the beach, headlands and lookouts. We've decided to keep it really simple, with just one overnight camp and really only a walk of 3-6 kilometres in length. We need to keep it manageable so that everyone wants to do it again. See you in a couple of days.