Stats February 2020

Cannot believe I am now into my 2nd year “on the road”


Total km for the month 678 (19468)
Most km in a day 160 (298)
Average Daily Km 23 (49)
Monthly Budget $2,000 ($27,000)
Monthly Spend $1,140 ($28,480)

Accommodation Nights 29 (393)
Family/Friends 16 (134)
Low/No cost 13 (152)
National Parks 0 (4)
Caravan Parks 0 (44)
Showgrounds 0 (22)
Station Stays 0 (1)
Pub Stays 0 (13)
Motel 0 (2)
House Sit 0 (21)

Books Read 5 (55)

An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Life by Dr Malcolm Linsell

The author had surgery as a child and from then on always wanted to be a Doctor. His dream fulfilled, he went on to become a well known Plastic Surgeon. His life journey took him away from medicine into business and back again. To love, loss, and back again. An interesting life and an interesting read.

Lives we leave behind by Maxine Alterio

Although a novel, the story is based on the New Zealand nurses that served in WW1 and left their homeland aboard the hospital ship Maheno. This is the same ship that, after the war, was decommissioned and now lies on the shoreline of the eastern side of Fraser Island. Some of the characters were based around the diaries of the nurses featured in the book “Anzac Girls” which I read in December.

Sick Girl by Amy Silverstein

Sometimes you want to throttle the author as she often comes over as “ungrateful”, but then how would you react at the age of 25 being told you needed a heart transplant? For the next 17 years Amy has had to live with anti rejection drugs that make her sick to the core. Every single day. Life is just so damn hard yet she comes up (on the outside) always smiling. Hard to read at times but worth persevering.

Deadly Paths by Peter Seymour with Jason K Foster

Author Peter Seymour was a Sydney Copper for over 20 years. As a detective he had seen it all and led murder investigations. Eventually the carnage, the mayhem, the nightmares; they take their toll. An insight into what it is like to be a policeman. The 24/7 relentlessness of always being switched on. An interesting read.

The Killing Hands by PD Martin

A multiple murder mystery of epic proportions. Only in America and an intriguing look into the life of an FBI Agent. Throw in a bit of Kung Fu and more twists and turns than the 504 pages in this book and you have a real murder thriller. Intriguing reading and another I can’t put this book down.

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