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2013 Gumeracha Medieval Fair.

The fair was this weekend, and I went up with Minnie. Originally, it was going to be us, Shane and Jazz, but Shane had a sports final and Jazz was ill, so it ended up being only the two of us. That was okay though, it was a good opportunity to catch up with Min. We drove up the winding roads of doom to Gumeracha from the city (Adelaide), and it was really a beautiful day. The hills were green and when we got to the township, it was quite chilly. The sun got rid of that quick smart, though!

 

We ambled around the fairgrounds and had a good yarn to lots of people – I had a nice chat with the people at the NVG Handakas camp, and then with the falconry people. I HELD A PEREGRINE FALCON. Seriously the highlight of my day. Such beautiful birds. We also watched the jousting, which was great. Gorgeous horses, talented riders, great armour, awesome. 

 

Overall, it was a lovely day out, though there were a few bad moments – there wasn’t a lot of seating, which was a problem. There also wasn’t enough food vendors, so there were queues for miles, which was frustrating. And I stumbled on uneven ground on the way back to merchant’s alley from the jousting field, and subsequently all my weight went *smash* onto my bad wrist. Of course. It’s always the bad wrist. Sigh. Hurt like hell, I have to say and continued to do so for several days. 

 

Other than that, it was a lovely day. We stopped at a church fete on the way back home and that was good too. I got a bracelet and a wheat heat bag there. 

 

So now a few photos. 🙂

 

ImageNVG Ladoga camp, please note the freshly dyed spun wool. YAY for spinning and dying!

 

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ImageNVG Handakas camp. The Trebuchet was awesome.

 

ImageJouster horses! 

 

 

 

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