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…