I woke up a bit later than usual today, as I wanted to catch up on my sleep before my long drive. Today was the start of a long weekend for me; my project partner is on holiday and there was not much work left to do without him, so I was given the day off.
After having my usual breakfast and preparing a few protein pancakes for the road (with some fruit), I packed my bags and drove off, north towards the Central Flinders Ranges, which is the largest mountain range in South Australia. This is almost Outback country. After a few stops along the way to have my planned meals (every three hours), pick up tourist information brochures, and a few picture opportunities, I am spending the night in a little town called Hawker. There’s no internet provided in the motel, but fortunately I have been provided with a mobile broadband access dongle, and it works here!
Funny thing was, after driving hours and hours through mostly flat wilderness, I didn’t see a single kangaroo or wallaby during the day, but as darkness fell, I saw one every few kilometres crossing the road! Tomorrow, I’ll plan my driving better so that I don’t drive around in the dark.
Enjoy your weekends!