Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wagga Wagga

Four days to Wagga Wagga.

Wagga Wagga, such a nice place they named it twice, or so the locals will tell you.

First stop Yelgun rest stop. Heading south via the Princes Hwy this is a good one, just 250km, far enough for me after a late start. Yelgun is off the Hwy and quiet. Noted no trucks tonight and not many on the road either. The ones that are appear to be carrying supermarket stock.

Night two Kendall SG just a few kms from the highway but not many, if any, know about it. A very cheerful lady takes just $8.50 for a powered site, nice.

Night three after various breaks along the way, Pheasant Nest, south side of Sydney in the back of the servo. Surprisingly acceptable with ear plugs. Stopped in Goulburn next morning for some shopping and provisioning. You may have guessed by now I travel first class. Always fresh fruit and veg on board. No tinned crap here, well not often.

Night four somewhere near Wagga. Wanted to visit a caravan parts supplier but he had closed, big time, its now a vacant lot. The highway will be my home tonight.

Observations: The M1 Hwy into Sydney is spectacular via Ku-ring-gai NP if you take the opportunity to look or is it just sitting up high in the MH affords a better view? And then driving the Hume Hwy over the rolling hills of southern NSW, absolutely beautiful. Australia we've got it all.

Again no photos. It turns out I did pack a camera or two but highways shots... boring.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Departure -.Cotton Tree

The best laid plans of mice and men...

Organized, No Way! Last minute change in the schedule has me in total disarray.  But by 3pm and focused attention to detail, blah blah blah. It was a chaotic departure. I'm driving down the road thinking if I thought to load this and that. I really need two sets of my life! Packing and unpacking is BS!

Thought for today: Being on the road is the life but a full fridge and pantry and tanks that should be full, and are, and tanks that should be empty, and are, is true happiness. That's freedom to travel and stop wherever.

Ballina and Woolies will resolve most of these problems. Sorry no photo. Hmm, did I pack a camera?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cotton Tree - getting ready

The MH is now at the Maroochy Primary School where there are about 20 other MHs atm and at its peak will be ~60 next week. Its a good location to load my stuff and provision up from the shopping centre next door.

As I've said before, time has been slowly passing and taking pelican photos is starting to loose its appeal. An unavoidable delay of one day will see my departure on the 28th now. Estimating a 5 day trip down the Pacific, the Hume then the Sturt Hwys. Anticipation is running high.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cotton Tree - waiting.

Thought for today: Time slows whilst waiting.

So more than a week has ticked by. Got some stuff done, some must do stuff. Now working on the not so important list and playing with the gunna list as well. Wow! Impressive, for me anyway.

Making plans, departure date, destination, stopovers, generates pleasurable anticipation that should not be underestimated or discounted. And making new lists, I'm in heaven!  Being on the road would be better but this will have do for now.

Pelican Sunrise - Cotton Tree Qld.