Topless…imagine…(the Jeep….not the two girls), forestry roads, dust-grime-dirt on everything!!! 100km of pot holes, boulders, and bovine…we could have walked faster! Never take someone’s word when they tell you a short cut, insist it’s paved, and rave about the view. Good start to our 7000 km search for suitable land to create our Middle Earth Home. Add to that a music festival in the middle of ‘No Vacancy’ signs… town… after town… after town.
That’s how we finally stumbled across the ‘Host with the Most’-Tom, at the Retallack Lodge. Not only did we receive a complete overhaul on the jeep the next day… but we were treated to an overhaul ourselves, from Sauna, Soak in the Hot Tub, to a Gourmet 3 course meal at Midnight. Did we mention he’s a Head Chef from Germany?
We also had our first introduction, to Micro Hydro, the force of running water from a stream that generated the Electricity needed to run the Lodge. Very Cool.
Thank you Tom for your generosity.
Image credits: Monica Holy