Canada 2017 travel blog

The first sight of the river coming into Mildura

Mildura looks so neat at this time of year when the grapes...

Alexander's home again


The 3 hour wait for the Mildura plane was about the slowest 3 hours I’ve spent for a long time but it eventually passed & we got to Mildura at 1:30pm, a few minutes early.

During the flight, they’d ordered a taxi for me which was waiting so I was home in no time. Everything is good at home & they had some nice rain last night so the ground is soft for me to pull the weeds in the little back garden.

I hooked up the battery on the car & it started without a problem so I called the cattery & went to get Alexander, stopping to pick up a few groceries on the way. He was waiting for me & looks in good shape, although I’m sure he’s put on weight.

He’s so fluffy with his winter coat that it’s hard to tell. Jan had brushed him this morning & obviously has a great affection for him which is wonderful. He was fine in the car & remembered about his cat door but he was a bit unsure of himself.

I was busy unpacking stuff & realized I hadn’t seen him around for a while. I didn’t think he could get out but it took me ages to find him in the wardrobe in the spare bedroom. He slept on the patio last night but finally came in onto the bed about 5:00am so he’s sorting himself out.

So ends another amazing adventure. I’ve spoken to lots of people about what I’ve done over the last 6 months & sincerely hope that I’ve inspired some women to get out & do things.

The initial comment I usually get is that they think I’m very brave but I don’t feel that is a matter of bravery. There hasn’t been a single moment that I’ve felt threatened or frightened & I think is more a matter of having confidence in yourself & just doing it.

I find that it’s incredibly relaxing to travel by myself. I can do exactly what I want when I want & if I don’t want to do anything, that’s OK too.

It’s lovely to be home but I’m looking forward to continuing this adventure next year.



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