Views along the country commute

Sunset over forest wetland

Sunset over forest wetland by the Glenelg Highway (between Casterton and Mount Gambier)

There are just some joys to doing the country commute.

It may still take me between forty minutes to just over an hour everyday to cross the border to get to work, the time being dependent on which town I am working from, but on a wonderful sunny day with nothing but farmland, forests and sea to look at the kilometres literally just fly by.

However I will be honest and confess that an issue with this commute is the dodging of our native and not so native fauna. Over the past two years I have had close encounters with kangaroos, eagles, emus, koalas, deer, echidnas, wombats, foxes, rabbits, cats, dogs and cows with contact fortunately so far avoided.

There are times I have had to scratch my head or do a double take as one of the above mentioned species decides to come into my line of vision, or worse stray onto my side of the road. The majesty of an eagle taking off, needs to be seen to believed and I never knew that koalas could be so big. I’ll won’t write here what I said when “Bambi” decided to hurtle across the road.

Nevertheless it still beats traffic jams…

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About crossbordertales

A former journalist and frustrated author currently working in media and communications based in Adelaide, South Australia. This site is a collection of my writing, the people I have met and photos that have come from living and working in both South Australia and South West Victoria a joy. I hope you enjoy these cross border tales.
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