"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Saturday, 17 September 2011


Yesterday we set off for a day trip to Cunderdin to the Agricultural College open day, our youngest son is to go their for years 11 & 12.  It is a residential college that teaches mainstream maths and English & then the students can choose between 3 different pathways, Trade, Agriculture and university.  We had already signed him up for the trade pathway, but after yesterday is now more keen on the ag pathway, he's such an animal lover & he got to see the cows and pigs.  Access was limited to a few pigs of various ages, & we had to wipe our shoes in a disinfectant bath before going near them due to the risk of disease.
While we were there we stopped off at our hangar at the airfield, a plane was parked directly in front of it, so it was lucky we didn't want to get ours out as it wouldn't have been possible.  Apparently the minister for education had been flown up in it to address the school at the open day, (they can park anywhere due to the importance factor!)

This old aloe plant (not sure which one it is) is growing next to one of the old world war 2 huts out at the airfield, it looks as though it might have been planted back when the huts were built.  The huts & hangar were built to train pilots for the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) early in world war 2.  Towards the end of the war the airfield was used as a base for heavy bombers in connection with the campaign against the Japanese.
I took a piece to strike amid various scathing remarks from son & husband, "why would you want a piece of that?, its so ugly" and "now we have to share the car with a triffid!"  I think it has its own beauty an with a bit of TLC will be a plant worthy of any garden.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! A new blogger! I have joined up and will be watching with excitement. I don't know anyone with their own plane!