I’ve been a bit behind with blogging after finishing up on the Gold Fever; 120 Years of Norseman book. I guess I may have needed a break from the computer screen and words and everything related haha. After such an intense journey It has been a challenge to get the balance between the pursuit of passion and real life! Damn sure thing that real life can get in the way of a lot of dreaming…
Weekend gone by I got to go back to Norseman to experience the Norseman Cup for the first time!! It was a fun as I expected, with the usual goldfields backdrop red dirt, 90% humidity and a purple tainted skyscape when the sun started to go down!
After the races had finished I also got to experience my first Two-Up game, a real bush institution for wheeling and dealing, I got to grips with the betting and managed to make a tenner; I also managed to loose it haha…
We missed the courtesy bus on both occasions to and from the turf club as we were having bit too much fun, ultimately we had to endue the rough 4 block walk back to the Hotel. So glad I didn’t get the bus in the end as I would have missed the run we had to make to get over the train tracks before the Koolyanobbing – Esperence 2km long iron ore carting train would cut us off and leave us waiting under a sky about to implode.
If you ever plan on attending the Norseman races; high heels are not advised, unless you plan carrying a pair of flats (in case of emergencies, of course!)
A Grand day had by all!!