It was the second to last day of the road trip. The next day we would head to Freemantle and then I would be a free man, separated from the campervan and the German which had a hold on me for the past two weeks and nearly caused a meltdown. First though was a trip to a Margaret River. The place was surrounded by wineries. They were all over the place. So I suggest that if you like your wine you should head there. We went to one, a meadery that focussed on putting honey in all of their products. I got to sample a few liquors, beers and wines which wasn't the best idea as we had missed breakfast that morning.
We continued on, Rebecca, had previously worked in Margaret River and at a café, so we spent the rest of the day catching up with her friends at The Berry Farm, where I had a delicious Mexican Tomato soup, and around town. That night one of her friends, John, who worked on a vineyard said he would put us up for the night in his Caravan. He was an old guy I'd say around 54 and was a nice enough chap. He made us a vegetarian Lasagne for dinner, which was nice but was definitely lacking the meat! And we proceeded to get drunk on beers and over proof rum and dance about. Me not really being in the mood and feeling like I was getting in the way of them catching up retreated off to the caravan to bed. Where I found a book - by Paul Kelly (the same name as my best mate at uni) entitled how to make gravy, which was also another crazy coincidence as we also joked about gravy, quoting the soccer am phrase, northern boys love gravy. Unfortunately, I left the book due to its hefty size and weight and plus I was in the middle of Stella Rimmington's At Risk which was just heating up.
The next morning I woke up to Rebecca entering the caravan at around 9am. She had just got back from John's. Obviously I put 2 and 2 together and got sex. Which left me thinking that's a bit nuts as he was roughly 25 years her senior. But I wasn't too bothered today, each to their own and today I would be a free man, so it was off to Freemantle we went.
So until next time stay safe and take care