Monday, 6 April 2015
Day four was a big one - I'm going to break it into parts to make it more bloggable!
Feeling more awake than normal early in the morning thanks to the bonus daylight savings hour, I was able to go out for a very sluggish run around the Bluff, which is where our cabin park is situated. The tide was out, which explains the boats sitting on their keels. That's Mt Strzleckie in the distance.
It was a short run, but nice, curling around the beach front to the river (across which is the airport), then back again the way I came because I couldn't work out where the track went. It turns out I was supposed to climb through a few fences and continue the loop, but I didn't mind doing a longer out and back journey. Especially as I was listening to an interesting podcast from one of my favourite shows - Freakonomics Radio. The particular one I was listening to was debunking the idea of classifying people as being either 'right brained' or 'left brained' as the original study which brought up the idea of one side of the brain doing one set of tasks, and the other side focusing on other types of task (generally arty vs logical), was undertaken on people who had had a significant part of their brains removed to treat epilepsy in the 70s. Physiologically both parts of the brain are engaged when we perform any task, and to classify people as 'left brained' or 'right brained' is both restrictive and ridiculous. So that was interesting - particularly for me as I think of myself as both logical and creative so I've always wondered which side of my brain was more active. Now I don't have to cos that's stupid.
Anyway - a couple of other podcast segments later, I was back at the cabin, ready to rouse the gang for another day of activity.