So long time, no blog! Well it is safe to say I made it to the farm. I have been here for about a month now. I have to say at the start is was pretty shakey whether we would make it this far, but I'm glad we have and are well settled at that!
I loved Darwin and my job there but all good things must come to an end so that random farming can be done! The farmer picked us up at our hostel and drove us to the farm in a truck! I felt slightly like I was King of the road :) we are about 220km south of Darwin which you can probably see on the map. It really is proper outback which is awesome because it's the proper oz experience. We rocked up to the farm which is pretty huge, to some bush fires that were controlled we have been told. Here the farmers get in early and burn the land themselves so they won't cause uncontrollable bush fires. Makes sense! The house we are staying in is basic and was a bit dirty when we or there but we have since improved on that! There were two other back packers, Conor from Connemara and Chris from Germany.
The work is boring but not to bad, we just listen to music or I have been learning Italian! The farmer and family are so nice. His son who is 9 taught me how to ride a motorbike and quad which is such good craic, I think I have a need for speed. His daughters came over and I was teaching then Irish dancing, although I'm pretty sure they aren't too fussed so think I'll swap to gymnastics next time :s
We have been back to Darwin a few times for some socialising and to stop the cabin fever setting in. I don't wanna end up goin crazy and eating people!
We are two weeks on the farm now without going back and we are going to do another to try and save. I think this Sunday we will have a day off and go to the hot springs beside us :) it's this cool river where water surfaces as 60 degrees, then mixes with cooler water. It's so nice.
We also have a local tourist park where there is a basic bar and restaurant, nothing too fancy :s it's exactly back you would expect hehe.
The work here is planting grass. So basically we get lines off grass that have been cut, cut it into squares and plant it! Randomly wallabies, bush turkeys and wild pigs dander onto the field. It's all so random but the best experience! I'm pretty sure I will never forget it. So glad I ended up here :)
Until next time!!!