It’s Later Now

I feel I need to apologise for not posting a blog for a couple of weeks. After encouraging so many people to read about our adventures, suddenly, I couldn’t bring myself to write about them. I’ve been very much inside my own head for the last couple of weeks. I can’t fully explain why I couldn’t bring myself to write a blog post at Bundanon. I did manage to finish a book and made some decent headway into another as well as doing a surprising amount of socialising. So perhaps the days were simply too crowded.

The three week residency at Bundanon came to an end on Sunday and the Professor and I headed up the coast to a beach just north of Wollongong. The last couple of nights we’ve been camped at what is possibly the nicest caravan park in the world. It’s tiny and smack bang on Coledale Beach. When we roll up the canvas walls of Gloria we get a sweeping view of a spectactular seascape.

This evening we ate dinner beneath a silky grey sky and watched the boats lining up and lighting up as they made their way into Port Kembla. A crowd of surfers sat waiting to catch a wave and a flock of cockatoos wandered about on the grass around our caravan.

A woman came up to our table as we ate our dinner simply to tell us how idyllic our set-up looked. She was on the second night of her own caravaning Odyssey and I suppose, two months into our own adventure, we’re starting to look and feel a little more seasoned. The Professor and I joked about what sort of advice we could possibly give other would-be caravanning adventurers. We feel like we’re only just starting to get the hang of this caper. But we did come up with a title for a book about it: It’s Later Now...

When it comes to ambitions, both large and small, it’s probably good to remember that there’s not much point about saying I’ll do it later – including updating a blog. It’s later now.

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Every adult was once a child and the child inside them never disappears.”

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