This Time Last Year.
Last year we were in outback New South Wales and Queensland. Most years during the winter months we take off to someplace other than Canberra. This is not, as people assume, to escape Canberra’s cold, (although it is partly) but because the only time to enjoy outback travel is in cooler weather.
Way back, we tented, then for many years we travelled in our camper trailer. Now we are more comfortable and have a little more space in our off-road caravan, tiny though it is. So, by this time last year, we had visited the quirky outback town of Lightning Ridge with its artworks and opals and thermal pool. Then in Queensland, there was a visit to the amazing cattle saleyards at Roma and on to Carnarvon Gorge with its towering cliffs and rainforest.
After visiting precious family in Brisbane we flew to Mackay to spend time with special friends there. Then we headed homeward via Lamington National Park and down the coast to Iluka and Forster.
Along the way, there were so many little rural towns, each with something special to share with visitors.
With travel restrictions due to Corona Virus, this would not have been possible this year. Certainly we could not travel to Queensland and it is doubtful whether many of the other places where we stayed would have been open.
But next year will be different! The planning is already underway for some very remote travel, some of it to places where the caravan won’t be able to go. (That means a swag.) I cannot wait!