It's a whole year later and I am finally getting round to finishing this blog! 🙈
So briefly - We had an amazing stop over in Alice Springs with the wonderful Al Stewart! Ran into a couple of old friends from undergraduate in Sydney (small world!). A break to stretch our legs and sleep in a proper bed for a night was well worth it. Coincidentally we were also in town for the 2019 Alice Springs Beanie Festival! Thoroughly recommend!
The second half of the bus trip was actually easier than the first. We had a very strange middle of the night stop when we had to get off the bus for a while at a service station. I think Clare managed to work quite well on the bus but I wasn't expecting to. I work well on trains but I find buses and planes more difficult. Mostly because there is less space and in this case I couldn't charge my laptop. I did get some work done (and listened to the whole series of 'My dad wrote a porno' podcasts (hilarious!)).
We arrived in Darwin mid-afternoon and had a full day to catch up with friends before the conference. Not only did we save a ton of carbon we also had a great adventure.