Saturday, 22 June 2013

The countdown begins and the preparation continues

From this

to this
Seven more sleeps and we leave our paradise beach side location to travel to and explore another type of Australian paradise.
We have just passed the winter solstice and the weather, even on the mid north coast of NSW is very cold.. We are avidly watching the weather reports for Darwin every morning and looking forward to the 32 degrees they are still enjoying in the day time. 
Coincidentally , the book I am writing at the moment is set in Glastonbury, and revolves around the summer solstice!

The camper trailer is almost packed and my list of lists is almost ticked off. The fishing gear is packed, the food is bought and the plastic crates are full.

The house sitters from the UK, Katy and Jason,  arrive shortly and are looking forward to meeting Bob and the  cats. I think our pets are going to be quite spoiled while we are travelling.

We still have to apply for  permits to travel across Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory but apart from that we are well organised and keen to leave.

The fishing trip fifty miles off Darwin is booked and paid for. They will be photos to look forward to!

So lots of material for my next outback novel is already is already percolating!

I think this week is going to go veeeery slowly.

Stay tuned for the first report of our travel when we set off next weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to this trip. So exotic for me.