Saturday, 18 July 2009

Thursday The Ninth - Day One

Even though we'd left Sydney on the Wednesday, today was really day one of the trip. We woke up late (9.30) and pottered about before finally leaving at 11. We didn't have to be anywhere at any particular time, so took it slowly down the Pacific Highway, stopping in to have a look at Jervis Bay and to have some lunch at Milton. Almost all of the uncertainty of the previous day had vanished and I felt relaxed, if still a little physically achy from the lifting and cleaning earlier in the week. One tiny grocery stop in Bateman's Bay later, we were on the final stretch to Cobargo and our friends, Alf and Jane. After a slow and comfortable drive, we arrived about 4 o'clock. Quite a few beers later and our bellies full of Alf's homemade minestrone soup, we crashed out in what was to be our bed for the next two weeks. Time to take a break and like a course of detox, get the Sydney out of our system.

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