When you are a lucky person who gets to travel in comfort it is hard to believe you are not hard done by when you are not travelling.
We are feeling very itchy of foot at the moment and cannot wait to get on the road again. This time we are hoping for the road less travelled. Less travelled by us anyway.
The thing is we know there are lots of unexplored sites to be seen. The old loves keep calling as well. What are we to do? I know ! just get in the truck , hitch her up and go. I think this time there shall be a plan. No use thundering along the highway and noticing the turnoff disappearing in the road behind.
It’s too easy to become complacent and think let’s just go where the mood takes us and guess what! Oh it’s the same place we visited last year. We have been following a YouTube series Trip in a Van and they are a charming young family,We are two long married mature folk. My goodness they just make you want to see all the places they get to. The only thing that concerns me is the adventures and leaping into swimming holes. Looks so much fun. For us the real fun would begin when we try to clamber over slippery rocks and haul ourselves out of deep pools. A little ladder is always helpful but sadly not always a feature of remote swimming holes.
You know what though, we are going to give the adventurous life a red hot go.
I have heard of an area called Finch Hatten Gorge and it is calling us, well me anyway. They say it’s like tripping back in time to a peaceful more gentle time. That sounds good don’t you think. Cold water holes and native animals to be seen. Hopefully not the horsefly. How could you love those horrible things and their painful bites.
So instead of sitting here I should be planning and plotting the next adventure. This time it will be just the two of us. No mates and their dogs. Crumbs we will have to talk to each over.
Imagine just us ! Happy hour so beloved by caravaners just us and a glass of g&t with a miserly measure in view of the fact it has to last all week. At least our livers will be happy.
The joys of remote trips. Must stock up before we leave.
So all jokes about gin aside half the fun is in the planning. The other half is on the road as we will be soon. It will be interesting to see how crowded the popular spots will be this year. Will they all want to go to the coast or will the country be popular. Only one way to find out.
I really love to cook and am thinking of popping in some of our favorite meals we eat whilst travelling
We are vegetarian and it saves having to deal with storing a bundle of meat. Consequently it makes for interesting trips to farmers markets and finding good produce to use. The only thing is you do have to watch some of the cunning old blokes out there. A few times I have been cheated with veges that are rotten. The old show you the good stuff and give a bag of old stuff. The old beasts think you will be long gone before it is discovered. However long memories stand one in good stead. Got to good with bad and move on.
So this weekend we are off to have a bit of fun, lots of walks and bike rides. Exploring and even a few lazy days just reading. Ooh cannot wait. Will update soon hopefully enough to inspire anyone who likes to get out there.