Monday 10th September 2007, Sunshine Coast.
Things are now starting to come together and we are in a position to make a decision when to leave and start heading south. At this stage it is very much looking like Friday next week, the 21st. One thing that helped in making the decision was a visit to the Panel-beaters this morning; I was surprised the see them appear to be very helpful and decided that the job must be done soon. I told them that this is just as well because my visit was to inform them that the job would be cancelled if not done this week. We are booked in for Wednesday and they assure me the repairs will be done.
We will be heading towards Melbourne along the inland route as there are a couple of places we wish to visit. We won’t be travelling in the fashion of most of the Victorians who come here for Winter, and get back home in a couple of days. We will be taking at least three weeks and this will be considered as a big rush, as we will only be staying at places for about two or three days instead of our usual week, so I guess there will not be much sight-seeing being done on this journey.
We bumped into and ex work acquaintance Peter, and his wife Vicky, over the past week or so staying in the same caravan park. They have also obviously gotten the travel bug in their retirement, and it would be nice if we were to meet them again in our travels some time in the future. We will be staying in contact, I guess, as we have exchanged email address’s.