"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein.
Wellington to Wairoa
EVERY great journey deserves an anthem.
The Love Boat?
Come Fly With Me?
But what about a Kiwi road trip in a clapped-out Fiat?
Spotify suggests Highway to Hell.
But the throaty ACDC belching ominously from the subwoofer seems a touch demonic.
Then Crowded House’s Road to Nowhere shuffles on.
I may have lost a wiper and a couple of hubcaps as I dodged tumbling bolts of limestone heading in from Palmy, but I am going somewhere.
Wellington to Woodville to Wairoa.
Big wheels keep on rollin'
I rolled over and pondered my footwear.
My boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'd do, if only I could drag my tired trotters out of bed.
I was aboard the 10-berth, five-room houseboat named 'Desire', on a four-day, three-night cruise/hike, foodie’s getaway on the Murray River – Australia’s longest waterway at 2,508 kilometres.
Head in the clouds
Not all travel is a 2,000 word feature, a journal or lengthy tome.
Sometimes it's a moment in time you share with Mother Nature, and in an instant it's gone.