Another top day, but lack of sleep is starting to sting my eyes. I think we're missing the tent too, but staying old friends has its compensations. We hadn't paid any attention to Newcastle for a lot of years, and apart from all the good bits, don't quite get why the old wrecked bits are still old and wrecked.
Newcastle is, after all, where the term Solistalgia was invented, but I suspect rather than change in the community it's a reluctance to change that's holding things back.
While speaking of reluctance, tomorrow we phone our people again for a report on lack of progress. Tomorrow we also drive all day until we come to our journey's end.
Tonight we sleep in Port Macquarie.