Stats March 2021

Total Days travelled 31 (789)

Total km for the month 3,821 (38,705)
Most km in a day 420 (420)
Average Daily Km 123 (49)
Monthly Budget $2,500 ($55,000)
Monthly Spend $2,732 ($53,708)
Accommodation Nights 31 (789)
Family/Friends 1 (271)
Low/No cost 11 (228)
National Parks 1 (5)
Caravan Parks 5 (119)
Showgrounds 0 (34)
Station Stays 0 (1)
Pub Stays 1 (29)
Motel 1 (5)
House Sit 0 (56) Nature Stay 11 (39) Airbnb 0 (2)

Books Read 3 (103)

The Stockmen by Rachael Treasure

Whilst a novel, the story traces the establishment of the Australian working Kelpie dog by John (Jack) Gleeson in the 1860’s. The historical story is interwoven into the modern day story of a young woman who loses her fiancé in a car accident and begins to raise kelpie pups while researching Jack Gleeson fir a story in the local newspaper. A “happily ever after story but not before going through plots and dramas of farming life. Well written and an enjoyable read.

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith

A heavy hitting no holds barred type of thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa. Drugs, sex, racism and foul language all combine. When a cop turns rogue then killing in cold blood becomes a by product. It’s somewhat sordid in detail but the underlying storyline was fast moving and action packed to the end. If colourful language is not your thing then give this one a wide berth.

The Dry by Jane Harper

This was a great story with a movie based on the book recently released. I really enjoyed the story based on a fictitious Victorian country town. With so many potential suspects it had a surprising revelation. Worth seeking out and I look forward to seeing the movie.

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