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9 min readJan 19, 2024

Day: 350

Towns / Cities Visited: 249

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 15,993

Steps Taken Around the World: 5,519,870

The weather may have thrown us more than a few curveballs on this trip, but there was something we just kept managing to avoid, and that was rain when we had to pack down the tent. When we’d checked the previous night, the forecast had assured us that it would almost certainly be raining all morning from the wee hours and well into the afternoon. Of course, that left us going to bed rather worried about how we would logistically get all of our stuff into the car without it being ruined. When we awoke, though, it was to the warm glow of morning sunlight, and a fresh check of the forecast showed us that clear skies were on the cards for the majority of the day. A most imprecise science indeed.

In truth, we’d both had an atrocious sleep thanks to the wind flapping the canvas once again, so not having to deal with water-based hassles was a welcome turn of events. With everything packed, we were off yet again, our first stop only a short jaunt up the road: Ongkaparinga River Mouth. As the name suggests, we were there to see where the river empties into the sea, the wide waterway carving a gracious curve through the sand to dilute the edge of the ocean ever so slightly. As I looked out over it, I did have to ask myself why it had not found a more direct path instead of taking such a detour. Luckily, a nearby sign answered my question. You see, the river did use to drain more directly through a furrow called ‘The Gap’, but centuries of shifting sands had diverted it.

From here, we hopped back in the car to run a couple of errands at the nearby mall we had visited the week before during the craziness of our stay at Port Elliott. At last, we managed to find a crossbeam to replace the one the wind had bent in the event we have since dubbed ‘Tent Apocalypse 2022’. With that need fulfilled, we also picked up a small amount of fabric so that I could patch my partners jeans that were slowly wearing away.

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On my dream trip to travel the world, taste its foods, see its wonders, and meet all the strange and beautiful people who reside here.