The weekend prior to our trip to Australia was in the lower end of New Zealand in an area called The Catlins. It was pretty rainy and miserable the day prior to leaving, however I was sure that the sun of NSW would perk up our spirits.
Our Monday started with us (Maree and I), driving the most direct route we could to Queenstown via Owaka, Clinton, Gore, Lumsden, and Kingston. There were several weather warnings in place, including flooding and wash outs, however we successfully made it to Queenstown airport for our trip.
Waiting for the flight seemed to take forever, however the delay didn't impeed on our trip. We traveled safe and sound through to Sydney with no issues. From here, it was a quick transit through to Sydney Domestic Airport, were we waited for our connecting flight. It was pretty nerve racking, as the first of my Tamworth shows started 50 minutes prior to us boarding our flight. I was beginning to think I wouldn't make it.
Turns our my worries were pointless. As soon as we landed in Tamworth, we sorted the hire vehicle, and raced to the venue where I performed 2 songs off my new album at the CMAA 2016 Senior Graduates concert. They both went very well. I was super excited to see that I made it in time.
After that, although keen to party, we both went to our motel (Stockmans Motel, Tamworth), and checked in. Turns out this was our final move for the day, and we both passed out in bed within minutes. A massive day of travel and gigging finally caught up with us, and we'd need the energy to carry on throughout the week.
Pictured top: our trip mascot Klein the Kiwi having a local refreshment at Sydney domestic Airport during our big day of travel. Pictured below: A shot of me performing my first show at the CMAA 2016 Senior Graduates concert at South Tamworth Bowlo.