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Late night musings in my van

Did I make the right choice?

all seasons in one day 26 °C

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Life can be strange on the road. I've now spent almost two weeks in my camper, traveling Australia's coast on my "big adventure" and I still can't get to sleep some nights from the excitement of being out on my own, sleeping in wild places with only my van's walls between me and all of nature outside.

I'm having one of those nights tonight, I can hear thousands of different chirping crickets, and bugs bashing themselves against the window trying to get into my van and reach the reading light I've got on inside.

Not too much to report from last time really, spent the day hanging out with some German tourists in a park just off from Townsville. Made it there in amazing time. I'm so increadibly jealous of the German's RV though. They've got the works: a full oven, propper wide beds, powerpoints, satelite TV, even showers! Made me consider dumping my little thing alltogether and joining them for the rest of the trip! But deep down I know that they won't be getting anywhere near the experience I'm getting, with all their luxuries they've barely left home at all. I have to keep reminding myself that it's almost the complete opposite of why I came here in the first place. I came here to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy life. I came for an adventure. I'm not here for satelite TV and staying inside the whole trip. I really love getting out and meeting new people at the caravan parks I've stopped at, the kind of rough and tumble way of living that you get being in a smaller van. It's not perfect, but that's half the fun really.

That being said, it would be nice to be able to charge the laptop! I guess that's all for tonight, if you're reading this and traveling round Australia too leave me a message or something, maybe we could meet up!

Till next time,
Julie

Posted by JulieSm 00:01 Archived in Australia Tagged camper roadtrip townsville thoughts latenight

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