Our last day of travel, and welcomed by all, as they say, " no place like home!".
Our day started at 7:30am local time, driving north into mixed rain and wind. Certainly cooled the countryside and made the trip cooler. The weather changed as we drove further north over the course of the day.
We saw a greater quantity of trucks heading north today, some in convoys of 4-6 trucks which made passing them a thing of patience. Overall our progress across nort west New South Wales went quickly and safely.
As usual we where disgusted at usual standard of Queenland roads compared to their southern counterparts. In some cases the road shoulder was only 20-30 centimetres wide before plunging into scrub or rough terrain. Closer to home, roadworks on sections of road sometimes for a second and third time continue because the contracted road- gangs and company have never build a road before, this delayed us 30 minutes just an hour from home. Other sections of the same road just built several months before are rapidly falling apart. Due to delays we finally made home at 4:25pm AEST. Welcome back to Queensland.All up we travelled 3679km (approx. 44 hours) across three States over 9 days from Jan 1st 2014 to Jan 9th 2014.