I’m making good progress on my epic journey to Western Australia. Today has been a long day of driving. I was making for a campground tonight, but with only 30km to go, I just could not drive any further and found a handy gravel pit to park up in for the night.
I crossed two borders today. I cut through the north west corner of Victoria and then on into South Australia.
The Riverlands are quite beautiful, there is so much water down here. It’s been nice to follow the Murray River for a ways.
I’ve still got a long way to go and the Nullabor is ahead of me, I’m looking forward to that. The Great Australian Bite is also a highlight I’ll be very happy to see.
I enjoyed passing through the bottom of the New South Wales outback. I fell in love with the outback when I went out to Lightning Ridge and on into the depths of NSW and a little of Queensland. There’s something very healing about the desert.
I’m definitely keen to see more of it.
I’ve been following the Sturt Highway for several days, only turning off from it this afternoon. I tend to get quite attached to a highway when I ride it for any length of time. Different highways have different characters and it can be almost like leaving an old friend when you turn off of them, or they come to an end.
I became very attached to the Great Ocean Road when I drove it. I’d wanted to drive that road since my teenage years and the day I finally drove onto it was quite emotional for me. I had a great time on that road and it was my initiation into the gypsy life. I was quite sad when it came to an end. There have been a lot of highways since then, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Great Ocean Road and the lessons it taught me.