Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Edaggee Camp 24 October 2006

Up early to the sounds of lots of lovely bird calls and a refreshing cool morning.
Drove off into the wind for Carnarvon. This area is a major horticultural area for WA, with all kinds of crops grown – including BANANAS! On the outskirts we encountered the banana plantations and started to get excited about our prospects of getting some! Bought our first bag of 10 for $6. Carnarvon seemed such a normal country town. After 5,000km it was strange to walk around a town that wouldn’t look out of place in any eastern state. There were old churches, shops and houses and an attractive main street leading to a harbour. Before we left we found the road where the farm stalls are and managed another two bags of banana at $4 kg! (We did eat quite a few for morning tea and lunch and our supply became low very quickly!) Also bought a huge pawpaw for $3, a bag of beans, 2 bags of ruby grapefruits and a bag of very flavoursome tomatoes. Couldn’t fit any thing else in the fridge!
Moved on to a peaceful bush camp with another beautiful sunset. A friendly Belgium woman travelling on her own enlightened us on other places she had travelled -Mongolia, Russia, China etc. She was doing it a bit differently in a little hire car that she sleeps in without a tent. She just lets the seat back and sleeps in a sleeping bag! She also does not cook. Just eats dry food! She said she had got rid of her husband, works as a postperson doing 50 km bike riding daily, and takes about 3months leave without pay to travel every year. She takes very little with her as far as we could see as the car seemed empty! Would not suit our style!


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