Well we have officially been on the road for a whole month. We’ve seen and done so many things that we’ve barely had time to relax. We are rushing it a bit to get to Tasmania before summer ends to hopefully avoid the freezing weather that Tasmania is often graced with since it gets all the southerly winds straight off Antarctica. I’m a cold fish at the best of times, even in Queensland you can catch me in a jumper in the summer depending on the wind.
We are currently in Victoria, and can happily say that the roads here suck. It’s almost like every shitty road section they come across they stick up a “rough surface” sign and that is their solution. All the way down the New South Wales coast line, the rolling hills that we drove through were so green and lush and as soon as we crossed the border everything is mostly brown and dry (so far). We’ve picked our first apples off an apple tree that we spotted on the side of the road. That was pretty exciting. Within 30 seconds of us pulling over on the side of the highway to get some yummy apples, a couple had pulled over to see if we needed a lift. We thought that was really nice and felt a bit bad that we actually didn’t need any help we just wanted some apples.
Last night we stayed at a free camp just near Jeetho, in a valley between a Devondale dairy farm and another dairy farm. It was quite nice there and we met a group of bikies who were booked on the Spirit of Tasmania the day before we are so no doubt we’ll see them over there 🙂
We’ve broken down, been caught in a horrific localised hail storm, had a huge group of non English speaking partiers at our door step till all hrs of the night, hot showers are few and far between and we’ve seen our fair share of crummy public toilets. We’ve also met some really cool people who we no doubt will see again at some point, we’ve been treated like royalty on two different occasions, thanks to Dino and thanks to The Rivermouth General Store, and the places we’ve seen and fallen in love with is something I’ll never forget. We’ve certainly had our ups and downs already, but it all really does just add to the experience. It’s another story we’ll be able to tell our grandkids one day.