Brave ~ ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage
Updated: Feb 2
Day 1 ... We have safely arrived at our first stop just out of Lakes Entrance.
I am not planning to spend any more than 3hrs on the road each day so my trips are pretty cruisy.
We made a stop and had a walk around Lakes Entrance foreshore and a quick visit to see the beach.
We headed out to Nowa Nowa which we are positioned on a lovely river full of fish waiting to be caught ! They are literally jumping out of the water here !!
We set up our camp without any hiccups which is great !! Everything went together well and we are very comfortable.
George is extremely excited, we have been on a few walks and had a little siesta in our tent in the afternoon.
Everyone here is very friendly, people just walk past and say hi, some stop and want to have a chat, what to know where I’m going, where I’m from, the usual caravan park chit chat.
It’s so lovely to see people out and about, enjoying life, relaxing, fishing and just living life - such a refreshing change to the year that was.
I met a lovely lady named Gwenda in her 60’s who told me she too would love to do something like this and after seeing me she too will plan her own adventure.
It’s nice to inspire people but let it be known, I am out of my comfort zone.
I have had a few people call me ‘brave’ today ... after pondering how brave I am, I almost took myself into a full blown panic attack.
I started questioning what I’m doing, whether this is crazy and whether I should just turn back and go home ... my heart was pounding and I became lightheaded, I was then worried I was about to pass out and have these strangers have to come to my aid ... I pulled myself together, called Pete and he reminded me that all that I am doing is going for a drive each day and camping (something we regularly do) and that I am safe and that there is nothing to worry about. As always, he is right.
My trip is well mapped out, I am not camping remotely and everywhere I am traveling through is ‘COVID safe’ at this stage.
I can’t pre empt the future and what Covid may do and I can’t sit here worrying about the what if’s of it all so with that I am choosing to live.
I am far from brave, but I know by the time I complete this trip, I definitely will be !