Monday, October 08, 2012
I am back just in case you didn't know. Barry and I had (well I had) a good holiday.
As most of you know he suffers with severe depression brought on by a work related incident. He has not worked for almost 2 years and this holiday was also prescribed by his physicians.
He tried ever so hard to have a good time but daily he wanted to come home. I have to give him credit for lasting 4 of the 6 weeks we were meant to be away.
Only in the last week did he start to sort of enjoy himself.
I had made the decision early on that I was going onwards and forwards regardless. I was determined to fit in as much to my day as possible. He was very obliging and tried hard not to ruin my much needed break from work and routine.
His driving was amazing and I also got the opportunity to drive our beast of a car.
Just some of the places we visited - Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton, Undara Lava Tubes, Georgetown, Karumba, Mt Isa, Mataranka, Katherine, Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru, Boulia, Bedourie, Windorah, and Cunnamulla before returning home to Brisbane.
I saw the Katherine Gorge (alone) - amazing.
Saw crocodiles jump out of the river and snatch some food from a long rod.
Saw the amazing little Thorny Devils and more animals that I can mention.
I saw the most amazing country and discovered an even deeper appreciation for my fellow country dwellers. Harsh conditions, great distances, limited facilities to mention just a few.
The hospitality in most places was superb. The distances although huge and mostly monotonous also produced some amazing changes in scenery.
Drove through bushfires on both sides of the road, and saw road trains the lengths of like you would not believe.
All in all an amazing journey and I thnak God that I had the good fortune to experience it. I also admire my husbands persistence in trying not to ruin the holiday with his anxiety.
The best part of all though was that I did not gain any weight,
Thank you for reading my long blog. I shall try and put some more pictures on my page.
Love you all
Ps we drove 12000 klms in 4 weeks Not bad!!!!