Crocodiles, snakes and lizards are abundant in Australia’s North.. add a Pom, a bunk bed and some education and what do you get?
Day one was very exciting as it was educational, being a passenger in the tour bus meant I paid more attention to the scenery and not the route. Day 2 I was thrown in the deep end.
“Here are the keys, have a great day” said the tour operator at the ungodly hour of 5:30 am.
I sat up and knocked my head on the upper platform of the bunk bed and threw off the bedding. quickly making my way to the 4 wheel drive bus. It dawned on me that I had to somehow find my way around alone! The combined emotions of fear and excitement, or was it more excitement than fear? I was not sure. What I was sure of is the broken down contraption that was my commercial bunk bed seemed a contract I would have liked to have lasted a bit longer, like permanent!
Despite my fears the excitement soon took over, I found the first backpacker hostel and invited the international travelers onto my bus. Soon everyone was mingling.
The sun at its hottest
The sun had already risen over Western Australia’s far north. The rays were pounding through the windscreen of the bus making the cab feel like an oven. Now where was that air conditioning switch? To everyone’s delight after fumbling around with switches I soon felt a blast of cold air rush through the bus. Looking into my rear view mirror I could see everyone had opened their clothing to allow the cool air to rush around them. The time had come to pull more switches. I was to play tour operator, drive and commentate.
All eyes looked down the bus as I reached for the microphone. I smile as I was to formally welcome my passengers.
“Whats he saying?” I lip read a couple near the middle of the bus.
Realizing I hadn’t turned on the microphone I started to flick switches on the microphone as well as the dashboard. People chuckled as they saw their tour guide driver sweating and frantically flicking every switch available. Where is my bed now!
This Aussie looking tour guide is a joke!
Laughter erupted throughout the bus when the microphone became live and the sweet sound of a Welsh accent danced through the bus “Good morning ladies and gentleman welcome aboard the fun bus to never-never land.”
This broke the ice but I still had to find my way to the sites I had visited yesterday on this 12 hour trip!
Tune in for next weeks update where the fun and laughter really heats up!