I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and enjoyed it so much I’m back again for August!
In the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been up to during the month. It’s fun to read back through the daily entries to see what we’ve all managed to fit into the month.
I feel like I’ve been travelling most for this year and August was no exception with our big adventure to outback Australia. This was the month of our big adventure to Outback Australia. I have written a series of posts about our travels if you’d like to read in more detail – just look at my blog home page for recent posts. I’ve also linked to a few in this post.
So without further ado here we go with a sentence a day in AUGUST:
Tuesday: I’m still a bit sore from my 5km Run Melbourne event, so I went for a walk instead of a run.
Wednesday: First run since my Run Melbourne, and it felt OK, attended a meeting and caught up on some blogging.
Thursday: An early morning walk in the forest, followed by household jobs – nice quiet day apart from a meeting.
Friday: Confirmed bookings for our trip to New Zealand in November, wet miserable day with snow forecast later tonight.
Saturday: Wet, cold and miserable again, not feeling the best to be honest, have a bad cough. Historical Society open day and book launch.
Sunday: Not feeling too good so rested most of the day and tried to pack for our trip.
Monday: My women’s education meeting was on today, good to catch up with everyone.
Sunset in Mildura
The open road in South Australia
Palm tree lined road in Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Why did the emu cross the road?
Tuesday: Leave on our road trip – first leg of 660km from Tumbarumba NSW to Mildura in Victoria. The car was completely frozen shut when we went to leave.
Wednesday: Drove 413 Km from Mildura to Tannuda in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.
Our cosy cottage
Riding the Rattler Tail
Thursday: Enjoyed a day of bike riding around Barossa Trails, visiting vineyards, cellar doors and quaint old towns. Rode 30km in total in windy, cool conditions but had great fun!
Friday: Left Tananda, stopped for a bike ride on the Rattler Trail in Auburn on the way to our cute little cottage at Clare in South Australia. Happy hour around the campfire was fun!
Saturday: A big day of bike riding on the Riesling Trail, wine tasting and markets – 50km in total.
Sunday: Headed out from the beautiful Clare Valley to Iga Warta an Aboriginal community in the Flinders Ranges. It was 28 degrees and so deliciously warm.
Monday: Our group of 5 (the famous five) were driven out to our starting point for our walk and had a lovely day walking down the Frome River (a dry riverbed) for about 15km, amongst gorgeous old gum trees and waterholes, then back to Iga Warta for the night – we slept well!
A welcome waterhole
Walking the Frome River
Amazingly old trees in the Flinders Ranges
Tuesday: Day 2 of walking the Frome River saw us start where we had finished yesterday, we walked through gorgeous countryside a distance of about 9kms. Terry our host left early in the morning with a gun in his hand, he told me he was getting our dinner – we had fresh kangaroo for dinner that night!
Wednesday: Today was a rest day with social history and Aboriginal culture. It was a very interesting and moving experience in the Ochre pits.
Thursday: It was a much cooler day today but we didn’t mind as we walked 13kms through the Frome Riverbed, seeing rare yellow tailed rock wallabies, emus, kangaroos and other wildlife.
Friday: Today was special with a Women’s businesstalk from Aboriginal women showing us sacred sites and sharing stories about their culture with us, followed by 8km of walking to see some amazing ancient cave art.
Saturday: We drove then walked about 8km into the Red Gorge where we saw ancient rock ‘engravings’ – what a privilege!
Sunday: A freezing cold rest day between walks – our friends left for home and a new walking group arrived later in the day. I spent the day sitting around the campfire trying to keep warm while updating my blog. There was no phone reception but they did have limited WiFi).
Monday: The plans changed continually due to staffing issues but we ended up driving out and walking 11km further down the Frome River.
The Red Gorge
Tuesday: More changes to our plans with our vehicle and packed trailer, breaking down on the way to our first campsite. We ended up walking 6km before help came and we managed to find a good place to camp for the next 3 nights.
Wednesday: Sleeping in a tent isn’t all that comfortable but I managed OK, went 4-wheel driving for a few hours on our way to our next walk and then walked 10+km.
Thursday: Had a lovely drive over the bare hills and plains to the Frome River, past Moosha Bore where they used to break-in camels, walked 13km today, in beautiful country. Dinner was fun cooking around the fire.
Friday: My knee is very sore from all the hard walking on big rocks in the riverbed so I rested around the campfire, while the others went for a short walk and we packed up the vehicles and headed back to Iga Warta for a welcome HOT shower!
Saturday: After breakfast we all drove out to walk into a chasm and luckily my knee held up OK with the help of a knee guard and walking stick.
Sunday: We all had one last breakfast together and said our farewells, before we drove 430km to Morgan for the night.
Monday: We left Morgan and drove 450km to Swan Hill in Victoria.
Tuesday: The last leg to get home was a 542km drive from Swan Hill to Tumbarumba – what a road trip we had!!
Wednesday: Normal life resumed with meetings, a walk in our own forest and a Meet the Candidates evening for our upcoming council elections.
Thursday: My hair was thankful for today’s appointment and I enjoyed a lovely evening at our local cinema’s monthly Movie Club.
Damper and billy tea
Phew! So that was my month – in a sentence a day! It’s interesting looking back and seeing how much I managed to fit into the month. Lots of driving, adventures and fun!! I’m still trying to update my blog 🙂 and catch up with reading everyone else’s, so bear with me if I haven’t got to yours yet!
Why not try this challenge for yourself? It is surprising what you might write over the course of the month and it is fun reading. You can then link up and read other posts from those taking part in the challenge. I’ll warn you that it is hard to keep it to just one sentence sometimes – or is that just me?
The year is just racing by isn’t it? Wishing you all a fantastic month ahead and thanks for stopping by my blog.
See you next month!
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