I'm writing this blog as a reminder to myself about the journey I am currently on.
I have spent the last six months in Australia and thought this would be a good way to remember my adventure and document my travels.
I spent the first 3 months on my Aussie trip doing my regional work in South Australia in a place called Waikerie. Waikerie was literally the reason the phrase 'Gods waiting room' exists!
It was a good place to save money as there was nothing there, however having to spend three months there was quite a challenge as the nearest town was around 50 minutes drive away and there was no public transport.... That's a lie, there was a bus that came once a week which took you to the nearest city which was Adelaide. (Two hours away!)
Fortunately for me I was lucky enough to have a friend with a car! HURRAH!! We were able to take a few trips down to the city and enjoy civilisation for a few hours before heading back to the countryside. We ventured to Adelaide Zoo and saw allsorts of weird and wonderful creatures, we also had a day trip to the beach, which was cold but so lovely to be beside the sea again.
During my stay in Waikerie working for Nippys (Orange Packing Shed) I met the best bunch of people, they have definitely earned 'Friends for life' status, those three months simply wouldn't have been bearable if we weren't all in this situation together! As we were working full time packing oranges during the week and Waikerie not having much to do outside of work we often found ourselves down by the river barbequing and drinking our body weight in goon (boxed wine.) You can't call yourself a qualified backpacker until you've ruined you life by making bad choices after drinking too much goon!
These evenings would normally end up in the local hotel / "pub" or back in the flat where we would most likely cause more carnage from our drunken ways!!!
When I had finally completed my regional work (107 days) I was so happy to be able to throw away my high vis jumper and know that I would never have to pack another orange ever again for the rest of my life! Safe to say I don't think I will ever be able to eat an orange ever again!
Before we all left to move on to our next adventure of course we had a little get together in the pub with a few of the people from Nippys to say goodbye to everyone! Needless to say we couldn't wait to get to the airport!
From here I would be moving to Sydney, nervous and excited as I would be doing this stretch of the journey solo!