2007-07-19 Baking in Old Station

July 19th, 2007

I’ve had a zero day at Old Station in the home of Georgi and Dennis Heitman. A few of the others headed north while the rest of us went to Burney to buy supplies and I got the ingredients. Tomorrow is my birthday but due to the wonder of time zones I’m starting the celebrations today with a home made pavlova! It didn’t quite go to plan. The mixture tasted great, and it really puffed up brilliantly but when I took it out to cool there was some sort of implosion and I had to crumble it all up into a bowl and smooth the cream over the top. The saving grace was the genuine New Zealand kiwifruit I got from the supermarket. It went down a treat and Troll, Oblivious and Tiki even came back from 20 miles up the trail for a taste :-)


Pavlova / Pavlova with Cream

Otherwise not much happened. We ate, talked, planned and lazed. Two Dogs’ triplet sister is here to visit her and using Dennis’ workshop to fix the clutch cable on her bike. We had visions of her driving back to Oregon without a clutch, unable to go below 20mph :-)

More photos of this day’s journey can be found at Belden to Old Station

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Distance today: 0 miles. Total distance: 1376.7 miles

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5 Responses to “2007-07-19 Baking in Old Station”

  1. Nana & Grandad Says:

    Belated Greetings for the 20th. We are enjoying your daily updates.
    Just remember not to overdo the miles – we want to hear you have achieved
    what you set out to do & arrived in good health.

  2. Peter Says:

    Craig. Baking. Without even any meat involved. Will wonders never cease.

  3. Rachael Says:

    for future reference, you took the pavlova out of the oven too early, or didn’t beat it enough (or both) :-)

  4. Alison Says:

    Hope you received the email chocolate. Pavlova is usually cooked in a very low oven or sometimes even into a heated oven which is turned off as you put the pavlova in. Looks like it turned a caramel colour and flavour. Nana did one of those and Grandad and I loved it.

    Happy hiking.


  5. Anna Says:

    I think, after walking 20 miles back down the track, it would have tasted unbelievably delicious. :-)