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Grey Nomad in Training

I’m loving being out on the road. It’s everything I imagined it would be and more. I don’t feel lonely travelling as a single woman. I don’t have time to be, there’s always someone to have a chat with.

Fat bob and the trailer are creating a lot of interest. They’re becoming quite the celebrities on the travelling circuit with many photo requests.

Out on the road drivers are happy to sit behind and follow even though there’s plenty of room to overtake. When they do pull out to pass there is often a camera hanging out the window along with a big wave or a thumbs up.

It doesn’t take long after I’ve pulled in for the night and popped the camper trailer open for someone to meander over for a chat about Fat Bob, the trailer and my travel plans. I’ve been caught out a couple of times and ended up cooking dinner in the dark. It’s also one of the reasons I’ve been so slack with the blogging.

But I’m not complaining. Those who know me well, know I love meeting people. I’m always happy to engage in conversation. It’s an international reputation.

I’ve been so blessed with the kindest of fellow road trippers on more than one occasion.

Just yesterday Penny, Adam and family, my camping neighbours at Coober Pedy made me a coffee and a bacon and egg sandwich before I hit the road. On arrival at Marla Caravan Park, 234km down the road a cheerful Win asked if I’d like a cuppa as I got off Fat Bob, she’d just boiled the kettle. Annette and William loaned me a large rubber mat after they noticed I was carrying dirt in off my boots into my camper.

If that wasn’t enough Jan and her husband invited me to their caravan last night for dinner. I enjoyed quiche, pasta and green salad all washed down with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and two ‘little’ pieces of Jan’s homemade lemon slice with coffee.

This morning I found a bag of fruit left on Fat Bob’s saddle bags along with a little note from Win and Warren wishing me happy travels.

I’m a little grey nomad in training. I’m certainly being well looked after, nurtured and a little spoilt along the way.


About Heather

I’m free spirited by nature with a gypsy soul. I’ve never really been content to stay in the one place. There’s just too much to see and do in what really is a short life (when you think about it in the big picture). My mission is to experience as much as I can. To live not just exist. Growing up I always said I was going to be an old lady riding around on a Harley Davidson with purple rinse in my hair. So far one out of three isn’t bad. I’m taking a break, loading up the Fat Bob, hitching up ‘the trailer’ for some nomadic adventures around Australia. I’ve given away and sold off most of my possessions (a very liberating experience). The rest has gone into storage. Find Out More »

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