A non birding drive
2007 Victorian trip report #10
When we travel I generally keep a keen eye out for the birds we can see as we travel along. When I am driving I have to be doubly attentive of course. When my wife is driving I can relax and take in the bird life and the scenery as we go. Unless I need to navigate.
Over recent days I have written about our visit to the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens south east of Melbourne, Victoria.
We were about 40 minutes later than planned setting off to our next destination. We were heading towards our friendsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ home in Gisborne about an hour north of
I didn’t get much birding done on that leg of the trip, even though I was not driving. It was a combination of having to navigate, fading light, heavy rain and watching out for all the idiots on the road. Despite all the hazards of driving on unfamiliar roads we did arrive safely, though at one point my wife found out that the brakes worked very well. Three lanes of traffic travelling at 100kph in the dark on a wet road coming to a screeching halt does nothing for the nerves. But the brakes worked. And no idiot ran into the back of us.