@ #matarankahomestead caravan park. It’s been a tough day. I moved my park spot from near the runway to a park near the thermal springs. Then I compelled myself to soak for about 2 to 3 hours before hunger reared it’s ugly head and forced me to feed on a meat lovers pizza at a pub in town. I then returned stoic in my determination not to let the thermal springs encapsulate me. I took my newly acquired noodle with me and using sheer will and determination of mindset, I frolicked in said pools til tea time. Tomorrow I shall frolic some more and yet maybe some more frolic. I’ve met some other pilgrims on my journey who also follow my quest of the greyest of nomad that seeketh the “great lap” and so doing achieve what is rarest, the knowledge of the siesta or the truest meaning of “Nap Time”!
I’m at #matarankahomestead camp ground. When I arrived it was 6pm and 34C. Time to crank up the AC in the van. Now my past experience with this AC #truma is a bit hit or miss - sometimes working great other times not working at all. Downloaded the manual the other day and anyway I’m super chill to night!! I’ve got campers in tents next to me from the #rfds old car race. They must be REALLY suffering in this heat. Anyway here for a few nights to soak and spa, then onto Bitter Springs thermal pools to soak and spa and then finally off to #katherine thermal springs to soak and spa. It’s a tough life and I really feel for those caught in the grips of the wintery blast down south, so I’ll think of you as I slip in and out of consciousness in the warmth embrace of the soothing water. Luv to all!
I remember being a young kid and living on a farm. I was walking through the long grass in the back paddock with my neighbour at the time and he grabbed my left arm yelling stop..there was a brown snake in front of us which I'd almost stepped on.
Another time in the same paddock I was riding my horse and I spotted a black snake coming out of a ditch and instantly I thought I was about to be thrown off of him. Quickly pulling on the left reign I managed to steer Chilli out of danger, while also protecting myself from being thrown off.
Since those two experiences plus a couple of others I've had a very healthy respect of snakes. To the point I'd admire them from a distance behind glass enclosures but this trip I've been presented with two opportunities to overcome those fears.
What I've learned is a fear is just a lack of understanding and when trying to accomplish anything, it doesn't matter where you start, but just start. Small steps are better than no steps at all.
No matter what it is holding you back, create a plan, go and scare yourself a little bit, push that comfort zone and feel the magic inside when you push your boundaries.
In Mataranka I was floating in a natural thermal pool with my eyes closed. I opened my eyes and saw this gap of perfect blue sky between the palm trees. At that moment I’ve never been so happy to be alive.
Gratitude is a feeling that no one can give you and sometimes you only have to open your eyes ♥️