Tuesday 26th September 2007, Gunnedah.

After being here for a day we like the place and will have to come and tour this area in depth one day. Since being here we have heard little things about other towns in the district and have decided that they could all be worth a visit one day.

I have once again had a lesson in making assumptions: We had decided to make our trip to Tassie on the 10th October so had a look on the net last night to look at flights, Linda always flies, and we saw some cheapies so booked it. Today I rang TT Line to book the boat, thinking that at this time of year there would be no problems, and you guessed it they are booked all that week due to school holidays. The best I could do was to book myself on Sunday the 7th and leave Linda in Melbourne for a few days. It doesn’t end there: I afterward realised that Sunday the 7th is Bathurst day and I haven’t missed a Bathurst race since I can remember, but the boat doesn’t sail until evening so hopefully I will be able to watch it somewhere, even if I have to park the van in the truck stop on the ring road and watch it.

I have now had to go against my ideas about consecutive days of travel. Now I am leaving Melbourne earlier than anticipated I am considering doing just that a couple of times so we can arrive in Melbourne a couple of days earlier. I guess I could put up with it this once.