Monday 16th January – The Mechanic

Anyone can pull something apart, so now the real test, to put everything back together with everything functioning at the end. I didn’t sleep well last night, a lot of light outside and high humidity which I wasn’t used to. I felt a little couped up in the van. I had a quick breakfast and got…

Sunday 15th January – Astro Won’t Go

It had been a warm-ish night. When I was doing a van-tidy this morning, I actually stowed my gas heater away and packed away my down jacket. Maybe a little optimistic, but it helped to lift my spirits against another misty, grey day. Having no audiobooks or podcasts to listen to, I was content with…

Saturday 14th January – A Little Less Conversation

Just driving today, nothing else. Thankfully despite the misty rain of the morning, it wasn’t too cold so I could make breakfast outside. I was on the road around 9am and I stayed on it until 6pm, I think I covered around 500 miles, filling up with petrol twice in one day! This is something…

Friday 13th January – “Are-Kan-Saw”

I woke up to dreary drizzle. I used the public bathroom at the state park, surprised to discover there was no door, it wasn’t missing, but never intended to be there. Weird. Back in the van for breakfast of oats, I consulted my map. With such foul weather, I started thinking I wasn’t going to…

Thursday 12th January – Found My Kicks!

I actually had to take my doona off last night it was so warm inside the van. It did cool down overnight, but it is the warmest night I’ve had in recent memory. I used the Walmart’s bathroom then actually did some shopping before breakfast. I needed more undies so I don’t have to do…

Wednesday 11th January – Looking for Kicks

My first night back was pleasant, though I woke up a few times because I was overheating. At sunrise, it was even warm enough to go outside for a pee and take a few photos without getting dressed. I felt very lucky to be reaping the rewards of heading south so early. All my usual…

Tuesday 10th January – Back Where I Belong

I slept solid for ten hours and would have kept on, but I was woken up by Marianna’s garage door opening, the sun rising in the distance. I savoured the last normal shower I would have for the foreseeable future and over a breakfast of some cooked eggs, looked at my atlas to decide the…

Monday 9th January – Transit

The hosts were up at 4am for a departure time of 5:10am (they’re not very organised in the mornings). I got out of bed at 4:50am, ready in fifteen minutes. I packed away my bed and published my film while I waited for A&S to be ready. We walked out the door around 5:30am after…

Sunday 8th January – Film Making

More of the same for my hosts today, Sabrina studying and Alex working/packing. Alex was following me to America for work, going to my old hunting ground in California so he was getting prepared. I’d mentally prepared for a day of nothing and had a list of things to sort out. At the top was…

Saturday 7th January – Walk in the Park(s)

Except for missing a connecting train by mere seconds (seriously, sliding doors style) I got home without a hitch. Despite my hosts being asleep, they heard me ring the bell and I was let in. Even though it was beyond 12:30am, I stayed up awhile before happily laying down to sleep on my comfy air mattress. No…