Almost a year ago I was travelling west on the Nullarbor with my beautiful Skye … and now here I am travelling east, this time with a new loyal companion, Levi — it's difficult to imagine two such different animals, both in looks and personality — two wonderful and special dogs.
After finishing the last WA petsit we headed down to the coast and camped for 4 days at Cosy Corner near Albany.
Camped down the far end one night were a group from Albany Secondary College — they were on the final night of a one week cycling/camping tour. Initially I was a bit apprehensive (having encountered noisy all-nighters in school groups before), HOWEVER this group were all asleep by 7.30pm — nothing like a bit of exercise to calm teenagers down.
I did succumb and purchase a bottle of Gilberts' Two Lads Cab Sav. It's supposed to be cellared for a year or two don't know how much it will appreciate being bounced around under the sofa!
The other reason for heading up that way again was to try and sell a few dog collars to help finance the long trip. Mt Barker Anglican Church holds a monthly market, so I booked a stall for the enormous price of $7. They gave me a great location at the door to the church hall and it was such a lovely sunny morning that I went prepared with sunscreen and a hat. All went well until 10.30 when the heaven's opened — most outside folks packed up and left but as I'd just been given 3 orders I moved into the store-room with Levi (in his warm coat). In the end 5 collars were sold which is a help towards the diesel.