Well here we are guys… I am tap tap tapping away live from Katherine this morning. So excited to be on our way to Kununurra.
You see my friend, Bab’s, asked me to be a guest speaker at the No Borders Rural Women’s Day over there. I didn’t take much convincing. I do love a road trip and when Mrs Savvy B said she would be my co-pilot I was quite beside myself. She also brought along Bec.
Bec is the cook over at Savvy B Central, her big spunk of a boyfriend, Lach, led her up there… he is the chopper pilot. We needed to think of a fun name for Bec so we came up with Goldie Lachs – what do you think. She does have the most divine hair I have ever seen.
We left Chardy Central at 6am yesterday. When we got to the bitumen we stopped for a cuppa and some breakfast on the side of the road. At one of those rest areas. You know the ones (well you probably don’t, because seriously – who uses them) – the cement tables that have bird shit shit splattered all over them. Yep that one. Anyway, we whipped the thermos out (no, seriously, we really did – who the hell are we?) and made a cuppa using the old old coffee bags Mrs Savvy B had left at my house yonks ago. As we sipped the coffee the girls turned their noses up and thought it tasted funny. I said “oh god, toughen up, the milk is only out of date by 3 months and the coffee was only “used by” last year, it’s fine!” ha ha ha. Anyway, I didn’t think it was too bad but they tossed theirs out.
While we were sitting at said crappy cement table I said that we are basically Grey Nomads, what – with our thermos and all. With that Goldie Lachs replied “no, Blonde Nomads…. no hang on Blomads!!!”
…. #blomadsontour ….
Genius!!! So that is what our tour will be known as from here on in.
Anyway, after 950km of travelling we arrived in Katherine yesterday afternoon. Enjoyed a lovely dinner and a few cheeky wines last night and we are nearly set to head off again today (well after they wait for me to type this blog post anyway).
So today is a very easy day. Only about 500km to Kununurra and we also gain one and a half hours because it is in Western Australia. I know right – we are going interstate, we are so bloody cosmopolitan it isn’t even funny.
Anyway, the Blomads are sitting reading their books so I am going to have to love you and leave you. See you on the flip side my friends. I will tell you all about the weekend when I get home next Tuesday.
You can follow along with our adventures on Instagram and Facebook. On Insta I am: misschardy8. We would love to have you along for the ride.