Enchanted forest at the Mount Alexander.In the morning, I pay another visit to the dealer to finalise the paperwork, and after that I'm off to find myself another campsite for the week – still with the tent, till February at least. A few hours later, I reach the area called Green Lake; the lake is nice, but the water levels are low, and the scenery is a bit meh. Well, it's too late to change it to anything more picturesque, because it's late Sunday already, and I have to get to work tomorrow.
New camp.During the next few days, the weather is a bit all over the place. Crazy bushfires of New South Wales don't reach here, luckily; however, it's super hot one day and super cold another, to the point where there's not enough sunlight to charge my batteries. There's a fair bit of wind, too, and after sailing like crazy all day (making me look and feel like a sailor myself) my tent collapses again. This prompts me to make a few more adjustments to the damn thing whilst I wait for my new camper. Once that's out of the way, the rest of the week goes pretty good, and I even manage to make a few decent photos in the meantime. The portable shower doesn't work very well, but I'll probably sort it out in the days to come.
Extra guy ropes.
Extra tie-down points.
This zipper doesn't look good, though.
The gums and the golden grass.
Kinda beautiful in its own way.
A good sunset at last!
Looks at those clouds!
The day is calming down.Come Saturday, I hop off to Melbourne to do some extensive shopping, including the new extra-warm blanket and extra-warm jacket. After that, I spend a night at a place called Treetops Reserve (pretty, but cold), and in the morning I'm heading out north. I'm still not sure where to go from here, frankly; either back to SA, or up north to Queensland. Will probably choose something in between and decide later.
Last glance at Victoria.
Pretty woodland flowers.
Anyone knows what they're called?Finally, I enter New South Wales again and make my camp next to a town called Hay, on the Murrumbidgee River. The phone signal is a bit shaky, but the river looks nice, and there are no other campers around at all, apart from one nice older bloke. Let's see if I can take some good pics here next week!
New campsite! Looking good.