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Luke Crosses the Nullarbor, Day 20

The weather in Australia has turned cooler again, and we’re set to start hunting down some more meteorites. To give you a taster of what that’s like, here’s some more of Luke’s blog from a recent trip … (the story started with On the Road Again)

Oh my god, that was bliss! I mean, anything would have been bliss after what we had been through, but my god, aren’t beds just the best invention?! It’s kind of depressing that modern mattresses are a relatively new invention and what has passed for a bed for most of humanity’s existence is a rock in a cave and maybe some hay. We had been given strict instructions to be up early to make the most of the day before our evening flight, but screw that, we were knackered! We didn’t set an alarm … and still woke up at 6am! Thankfully I got back to sleep and woke up around 8:30am. Ah well, that’ll have to do. We showered and devoured the instant coffee supplies. The valet brought the car around and to his credit, didn’t seem to register the filth.

We loaded up and set off to the Barossa Valley! We had a lovely day and at our last stop, we met a wine grower who was very interested in our project and we were very interested in the wine. We even got a guided tour of the estate to where all the grapes were crushed and then saw barrels upon barrels of wine each worth the same as a single one of our DFN cameras! And then it was time to head back to the airport.

Exploring the process of wine making

Exploring the process of wine making

Getting thirsty

Getting thirsty

And that’s it! That’s your lot – until next time that is! I hope I’ve not exhausted all my material, it’s always the danger with these things, I have my staple gags but beyond that? Who knows really! Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this series, I’m new to this blogging thing so any comments are welcome here or on our social media! Last time I got a great email giving us some pointers about better ways to survive in the bush, I do need to go buy a blue head torch, apparently they don’t attract flies! Also most of this was written in the field, so special thanks go to Lucy, Sarah, Sam and Jay for turning this into something people can actually read! Catch you next time and hopefully we will have more luck!

Yours, Luke.

In full field costume

In full field costume

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