Hello, I’m back! I wanted to talk a little bit about how I have liked and not liked in being in isolation. After going on our trip in 2018, I got used to not seeing anyone but my immediate family. Therefore being in isolation has not been too hard or boring for me.
What have I been doing?
While in isolation we have been living on a campsite near Ballarat, that my dad works for so I have had a lot of space to do stuff. Some things I have been doing. Are: Bike riding (Geoff has made a 3km bike track around the property along with a skills track). Also, I have been doing jobs around the camp, cooking, playing Lego, doing school work and playing music. While we have been in isolation we sold our old house, it was a big palaver but we got there in the end.
In part 1 of this vehicles post, I talked about 5th Wheelers and Road Trains. I am doing part two because I saw that people liked part one. In this second post I am going to talk about Trains and Cars. I have seen more big four wheel drives than I do in big cities because they can pull caravans and can go on dirt roads.
I have spent a lot of time looking out the window as we drive along, looking at cars as they drive along the road some are huge! and some are quite small. I am doing this post because I find vehicles very interesting and thought I might share some information with you. I like vehicles because you can go very fast in a car and the wheels carry you along. Some people have stuff on their roof and some tow a camper trailer or a caravan.
On this trip I have seen quite a lot of trains some of them have been freight trains and some of them have been passenger trains.
I will first talk about the Ghan, we saw the Ghan stopped in Alice Springs. The Ghan is a train that goes from Adelaide to Darwin stopping at Alice Springs. Below are some stats of the Ghan:
After the family went to Uluru they drove to Alice Springs and got to hold a baby red kangaroo and they did some jobs (like shopping, washing, school work and exploring).
Traveling up the highway they soon came to the Davenport Ranges, the family had to drive in on dirt road, it took quite a while but they made it. When they got there it was magnificent. There was a waterhole that the kids played in the water and did some painting. They also did some bike riding.
Next they headed for Elsey National Park. On the way, they spent the night at a rest stop for a night. While they were at Elsey N.P., they had a very good time, including a visit to Mataranka hot springs. At Mataranka hot springs the family worked out that the water came out of the ground at 30 degrees celsius. Continue reading “The Family who went on a Holiday (part two)”
I would like to tell you about two types of vehicles I have seen so far. The first one is about Road Trains, I have seen them in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The second one about 5th wheelers. I have seen them in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
On this trip I have seen heaps of Road Trains, they are just like normal trucks but have up to three to four trailers.
They can be up to 54 metres long
So far I have seen them in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
There once was a family who decided to go on a trip around Australia for seven months. It took a lot of planning but finally on the 8/6/18, they hit the road. It was a very exciting day.
There first destination was the Murray River near Berri in South Australia, they stayed there for three nights. The family had brought their bikes and rode along some bike tracks. They also did some walking.
To get to Coober Pedy they took the Oodnadatta track, the track was so long they had to camp by the side of the road, near an old homestead next to the old Ghan railway.
When they woke up they kept on going down the Oodnadatta track. They went through a few towns and then turned down William Creek road and went all the way to Coober Pedy. They stayed at a caravan park.
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It is now Sunday night and I have now not slept since Thursday night. Little did we realise that after I wrote the posts below, I would still be awake at 10pm on the following Sunday after a fairly lengthy labour.
More about everything soon, but it is time to get some rest.