Was warm when I went to sleep around 11pm, didn't sleep well due to excess of energy drinks, but at 6am it was back to -4. Pretty consistent really, -4 for the last 3 or 4 nights straight. Time to order a heater on E-Bay.
Got up and left in decent time, on the road by 8am and into the next town, where I am now having coffee and writing this in a nice little, but cold, cafe! The plan is to drive a bit today, make my way towards Melbourne and crash for the night, nothing on the books but driving. Time to enjoy my coffee.
Got into one of the audio books I was listening to in the car and just drove for a bit. Ended up just outside of Canberra and decided to head Melbourne way. Made it a little while further but started to get tired and so took a break at a rest area. Had some lunch and watched a little bit of a tv episode then headed on my way. Made it to the used book store in Holbrook and made a few purchases. Continued on for only a few km down the Hwy before calling it quits. Just relaxing now and listening to more of the audio book. Will be a quiet night. Tomorrow I am back in Melbourne in the afternoon, then its time to clean out and start work on the MKII!
Another cold night but in a reasonably nice location. Headed toward Yea Victoria to see a significant fossil deposit with some of the oldest plants ever found, and possibly the oldest early 'fish' as well. It was quite the site. I went to the info centre, which was super modern and nice, and asked about the site. They had a little brochure about it that was quite well done and free! Headed off to the actual site and it was pretty wild as well. Its just a cut out of the road where they did some road works. When they were lifting the rock from the road works they found the fossils and just marked it as a protected location. So its a just a cut out just on the side of the road with a sign saying you are not allowed to take any of the fossils. Pretty neat, hopefully people will head the sign!
Then it was a quick visit to the local used book store and a nice coffee at the coffee shop as always with the used books in hand.
It was then off to Melbourne.
It was a great relief to get back to Melbourne knowing that the little car had done such a big trip. Time to start on the upgrades and get back out on the road as soon as possible for as long as possible! I traveled over 11000km since leaving Rainbow weeks ago.
Michael had lined up a few projects for me upon returning to Melbourne and I will also try and help him with a few of his own projects. But now its time to relax before heading off to the next adventure. Which was a 6 week trip back to Canada to visit my family!
View from one of my favorite spots on flowerdale road!
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