Still, it was an enjoyable stroll with good company and there was more on the menu. We were soon puffing and panting and climbing a very steep hill behind Theodore. Only one of us was really capable of carrying a conversation! All good in the end and we were grateful for the weather holding off though the clouds above the mountains looked very threatening and an icy wind was blowing.
Day 2 started with an early jaunt down to the lake in icy conditions and a few caches were duly knocked off. It left me on 999 so I pondered the map over my lunch and contemplated a worthy cache for my significant milestone. A "Taste of Namadgi" sounded good, without the mega drive associated as it was in the foot hills of Fadden. A really pleasurable walk on a steepish slope with great views (and that cold wind) with a few interpretation issues but "Phone a Friend" was exercised and all was good.
Thanks to those who have provided the incentive to get me out searching in the bush and a special thanks to those that have accompanied me on those missions!