Ross River – Here we Come!

Ross River

Today we head to Ross River Resort.  400+ Women in an array of transport – but mostly caravans and motor homes.

It is something that was the brain child of Michelle Lang who started Rolling Solo, with probably no idea of how big it would become.  There are some 6000 members around Australia – ladies who travel alone around the country.

There are a myriad of activities planned for the week at RR – which include tours, and many workshops, walks, music and hopefully a world record.

Journey So Far

When I set off from Brisbane on August 8th, it was with fear and trepidation.  Not scared of driving solo for such a long distance as I had done a lot before, but driving the Toyota Coaster that I had little experience in.

And, after getting the request from SBS to participate in the Insight program, I had to “make haste” rather than take the leisurely journey originally planned.

I think I gripped the steering wheel as if my hands were glued with superglue, as I learned how to manage Murtle (the name given to my Toyota Coaster by the previous owner).  It was a day or two before I had the confidence to relax a little.

I learned about living in a caravan park and about free camping as I made my way the 3000 kms to Alice Springs, with the break at Mt Isa and the trip to Sydney one day and back the next.  I was really knackered when I made it to the Alice and have had a quiet week so far.

Phone and Internet

I’ve taken a lot of photos, but have not had an opportunity to share many.  Many places I have had neither phone or internet access.

It has been challenging.  Frustrating.  And there will be no coverage for the five days or so at Ross River.

Murtle near the Red Centre

 

One of the Devil’s Marbles

Long ago bushfire damage

Between Cloncurry and Mt Isa

A Broken Marble




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My business card says “Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, Bamboo Fan, Workshop Presenter.” This website will focus on my writing – and the workshops I present. Workshops on Blogging, Marketing for Writers, and Life Story Writing.

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