Day 29 Thursday 9/7/20 Alstonville, cloud, some drizzle 18
A little sunshine makes the world rosy again.
Our phones are running hot. Where are we? Will we make it into QLD? How will we go about it? Is the entry form online yet or do we fill one out at the border? The government website hasn’t been updated yet. Then we get a call from our mate R, his government contact has phoned him, “The border will be closed to all Victorians”!
In a way it is a relief. We hastily meet, check WikiCamps and decide on trying for sites at Evans Head on the nearby coast. We are asked if we are Victorians, how long we’ve been out of the state and if we have any flu symptoms. As I answer “No”, Elle breaks into a loud coughing fit! With a bit of consideration and shuffling we manage to get 6 nights accommodation. We then try Wooli and are asked the same questions, this time thankfully without the sound effects from Elle. I ask if we can have a week or two and the girl suggests that we should take two as the second week is free. Free! A stunning riverfront caravan park for $20.50 per night. Naturally, I book it. The others look on querulously as I wave my arms in excitement. All is not lost we’ll wander down the coast doing a week or two here or there at places less popular with the multitudes and hopefully Covid safer.
The worry lifted we drive into Lismore for a scrumptious duck and mushroom pie from the famous Lismore Pie Cart. VeeWee buys warm pyjamas as we won’t be going to Queensland!
Travelling Kms: 0
10 thoughts on “Banned on the Run, Day 29 – Alstonville”
Being Victorian kind of makes you feel like a pariah!
It seems that we’ve evolved from ‘Mexicans’ to Typhoid Mary.
That’s bad luck having the border closed to you but sounds like you’re heading to a lovely place for the next two weeks.
There’s always somewhere worthy of exploration.
So all is not lost. I wonder if a coughing fit would work to clear space in a shop
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You’ll be needing a passport soon!!
I do wish we had such a thing for this. Although at present all our borders are closed again.
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It may well be a thing that various countries will introduce as an electronic tracking device, especially if a successful vaccine is not found for a long time.
Phones will do the job and have been used to track a few border jumpers here I believe.