August 23, 2008
Scrabble in The Kimberley
I've been travelling the coast of Western Australia for the past 2 weeks in this mustard van that is falling apart all around us. Most of it is now gaffa taped together. And we have to lock the back door using a screw driver...
But it goes. And that is all that matters.
Whilst travelling down an orange Kimberley dirt road towards a Barred Creek campsite we noticed something fly from the car. So we pulled over to investigate. What we found embedded in the road were 4 Scrabble tile holders and a green bag of letters.
Then I remembered seeing the Scrabble box on top of the car 30 kms back in town. Accidentally forgotten.... it had travelled a long way, until now.
However with just tiles and no board... our time enjoying Scrabble championships were suddenly over and disappointment set in. Luckily we had just bought 'Mastermind' which would tide us over.
The next day we couldn't help looking left and right down the long stretch home, just in case we found the board.
And there, 20 km along, was a board, and even the booklet of instructions.
Something lost, when found provided joy that we couldn't have had if it hadn't been lost at all.
[current mood] Fruit Crush from Broome Markets & The Sound of Silence
Posted by natalija at August 23, 2008 2:14 PM
We lost a pan that way in Victoria. First we saw people waving at us. We waved back! Then we heard a crrrrzch and gone it was. We collected that piece back in and bought a new one.
But your story is really great! How weird!
Posted by: Iris at August 27, 2008 2:28 AM