It’s my last night on the road. Tomorrow I will arrive back in Sydney. Not altogether sure how I feel about that or what comes next for Niamh on Leave as I will be back at work within a week. Quite incredible really when I think about it. It might sound strange but I haven’t really been … More Last minute thoughts
Today was a driving day, about 600km in fact along the Great Australian Bight but that doesn’t mean it was dull. The first thing to make me smile was when I stopped at one of the lookouts to view the Bunda Cliffs, I got into a rather funny conversation with a retired couple driving in … More Along the Bight
Sometimes its easy to forget how big this country actually is. This extract from the Lonely Planet gives some perspective, “London to Moscow or Perth to Adelaide? There’s not much difference distance wise. The 2,700km Eyre Highway crosses the southern edge of the vast Nullarbor Plain connecting Perth to Adelaide” That’s where I have been, making … More Thoughts on the Nullarbor
Am back behind the wheel and making my way up the west coast of the South Island. Good to be on the road and blasting the tunes. Was checking out this morning and got into a conversation with the receptionist, which went something like this; So where are you headed to today? North Anywhere in particular? Not … More Hitting the road
The voices in your heads, you know the ones, that convince you not to do something. What if?……but but but what if?…….. I heard them recently. I had always planned to drive a little while I was here to get around. Yet, the night before I was due to pick up the car I started … More Trust your instincts
Change of scenery driving around the last few days. It’s the dry season now, but in the wet a lot will become floodplains.
Spent some time in the Atherton tablelands, The tourist guides here are so descriptive, I was expecting paradise. There is lots to see and eat around here, lush countryside and rolling hills. Decided I needed some restorative relaxation so stopped at Innot Hot Springs (Kirsty, that’s different to ‘Innit’) Such a peculiar place staffed by … More Gently does it!
Have been clocking up a few km on the road lately and alarmingly have an increasing familiarity with Rod Stewart’s back catalogue, as he’s all over the radio, so I thought it was time to retreat to what’s familiar and hit the beach for a few days. In the meantime, here are some pictures I … More Postcards from the road