Day 1

Day 1 didn’t get off to the best of starts.
Got up this morning and, as usual, took the dog for a walk and had breakfast. Packed up the campervan, kissed Kylie goodbye and jumped in the van to head off. Nothing. Well, nothing except a flat battery. I called the Maui service centre and they sent someone out to take a look straight away. Apparently both batteries were flat and needed to be replaced.

So, a couple of hours and two new batteries later, I was finally on the road. If this was the Tour de France, today would have been referred to as a transition stage – nothing particularly interesting, but just  a necessity to get from one place to the next.

Since I was already behind time, there wasn’t a lot of opportunity to stop or explore today, but I did take one turn off the highway to Lake Moogerah, where I stopped for lunch.

And then, speeding along the highway halfway between Goondiwindi and today’s destination Moree, I spied a classic landscape shot out of the corner of my eye. So, I stopped as soon as I could, did a u-turn and backtracked to the edge of this wheat field.

More tomorrow, assuming I find inspiration along the road from Moree to Bourke.