It sounds strange to me. The place I have fantasised about leaving for so long is here, and I’m kinda sad.

Sad because it has been such an experience. I think anything that we have experienced for so long- love it or hate it- will inevitably have a place in our hearts, or in our memories. In a few months great friendships are made, many mistakes are made and lessons learned and a routine develops. It changes you for that reason, as you have to adapt your life around this new change.

I took this shot in the back of a friends jeep on the way home from work. I was gazing out of the window at the landscape and thought how different it looks to home. So flat, so dry. I have to remind myself that whatever view I’m taking in, won’t be outside that window forever. I needed to appreciate it as I may never see it again. 

And this is what I will miss. Basically everything around the farmwork. The landscapes, the small town living, the constant ‘Burdekin snow’ of ash raining down from sugar cain burning from miles around.


The friendships that I talked about in my last post. Heck, even the farmwork because of how different it was to what I was used to.

So there we have it, my Greyhound is booked. My goodbyes have been said and I am all packed. I’m pleased I have done this and I would not change a thing. 

88 days complete. I’m getting the coach back up to Townsville but with so many more memories and experiences than when I arrived.

So thank you Ayr, hostel friends, farmers. It’s been fun.

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      1. Unfortunately not, but I feel two years is sufficient to travel Australia. After that I don’t know where I’ll be ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. You’ll continue to have good experiences wherever you go with your attitude & willingness to do these different things.

    We’re again in fire mode, with packing up for evacuation if necessary. Smoke is blanketed halfway across the country.

    1. Thank you so much, honestly this kind of message inspires me to keep going. So thank you for helping motivate me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Awesome, I’m glad you made a post summing up the sentiments in your recent posts that I’ve seen the titles of but, unfortunately, not yet had the time to view them all. I’m SO glad you appreciated, if not always enjoyed, this experience. I remember when you were arriving and thinking of it as a time out of your life — an means to an end. I’m glad it became integrated and you’ve found meaning and memories to keep. Happy travels, my blog-friend!

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