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Across South Australia 

I’ve spent the last week camped on the beach near Streaky Bay.  South Australia has some really great free campsites.  This one was perfect! The beach was literally my yard. 

It was good to find such a lovely place to rest our feet. Leo thought so too, he spent a lot of time running up and down that beach and playing in the waves.  We won’t mention the maggoty fish head he had a good old roll in on one such adventure! 

Here he is, just about to be let off leash.  I snapped the pic first, because once that leash comes off, he’s ten miles up the beach! 

I came off the Nullabor just about broke. I had just enough to grab some food, petrol and gas for my van for the week.  One tank of fuel is not getting us far! So this place was perfect to wile away the days till I was a bit more financial. 

The beach inspired me.  I collected shells everyday and made them into jewelry, hair wraps and beach themed dream catchers.  They sold well when we spent a day in town, which was a nice surprise. 

Having restocked my funds, we hit the road again today, and made for Kimba, S.A.  I stayed here on my way through and really like this campground. We spent Christmas here and endured the insanely high temperatures. Thankfully, it’s a bit cooler on our return trip! 

Returning here feels a bit like coming home.  It’s nice to have access to unlimited water again and one of the big drawcards of this camp is that there is a shower here! This is absolute bliss for a dirty little gypsy that hasn’t had an actual shower in almost two weeks! I got into camp, got my washing done, washed my sheets (another luxury) and headed straight for the shower.  

So tonight, I feel like a queen.  Freshly washed and about to climb into a clean bed, minus the sand I gave up trying to get out of my sheets while living on the beach! Living in a van, on the beach, with a dog, sand gets everywhere! So that was another bit of housekeeping when I arrived in Kimba, sweep the beach out of my van! 

I’m planning on spending another day here, then we will keep on moving across South Australia.  

At this stage, I’m planning on making toward the N.S.W / Victorian border and following the Murray River, which is the actual physical border, along to my steady love, the Hume Highway.  This is the highway that runs through my homelands. I’ve a few friends and family to stop in on along the way, but I doubt I’ll last long over there. Talking to my daughter tonight, it’s actually autumn over there. Cold and wet! Eek! I’m still in summer out here! I’m seriously questioning the wisdom of heading back that way. 

Happy trails to you, my constant reader.  

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Touring Victoria

I’ve been a bit slack with my posts lately, but I’ve been very busy.
I’m currently on the road in my van, touring around Victoria, something I’ve long wanted to do.

I’m spending my third night on the road at Ballarat.
I really like it here, but tomorrow is time to get the show on the road again and make for Mt Gambier, just across the South Australian border.
From there, I plan to follow the Victorian coast back south, then maybe venture up into Gippsland.

I’ll post more of my adventures, and lots of photos, when I return home.

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Daily Tarot

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From the Halloween Tarot, Ace of Ghosts and The Fool.

The Ace of Ghosts is a beautiful card, overflowing with love, creativity, friendship and inspiration. You may find you need to channel this flow, or the abundance of emotion and feeling could be a bit overwhelming. Direct this wonderful flow of energy into something worthwhile, and it will be a time of  growth, prosperity and warm-fuzzy feelings.

The Fool is another joyful card, good vibes abound in this combination. The Fool is an adventurous free spirit, ready and willing to explore the world and all the possible delights it contains. In the true spirit of youth, he perceives no danger, only good times ahead.
The Fool can also be a bit of a rebel, not afraid to do things his way, to be seen as ‘different’. He is a free spirit, ready and willing to follow the wind, and his heart, in the pursuit of individuality, discovery and freedom.

There is such vibrancy here, the promise of new adventures, loves and friendship. The idea of stepping outside your comfort zone, of the norms society restricts us with, of daring to be true to yourself, to be different. There is much happiness to be found in living life on your own terms.
The Fool leads the way in ‘marching to the beat of your own drum’, are you courageous enough to follow his lead?

                                                                                           My take on The Fool

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