I've been out at the Hawkesbury today, re-taking several photos for the book about Charles Homer Martin and Ann Forrester. It's been a perfect autumn day and the district is looking great after the recent floods, with lush green landscapes everywhere and all the lagoons and dams full.
As I drove down Cornwallis Rd, the aroma of blood and bone fertiliser reminded me that this remains an agricultural district, but it wasn't overwhelming to the senses. An 'ah-hah' moment hit me as I stood on the original Forrester farm looking towards St Matthew's and realised that Robert's final resting place overlooks the land he loved so well.
I left a copy of the Martin book with Robynne Winley, who has kindly agreed to act as a 'reader', before the book goes to print. I'm still aiming for publication in May, and will be sending out an email to everyone as soon as I return to Melbourne.
A late lunch at The Bridge Cafe at Thompson Square capped off a perfect day - it was the best ham and tomato sandwich ever, and good coffee too.