Today I drive to Boggabilla – about 650 kms.
I'm looking forward to the drive – up through central New South Wales. The route the truckers use when they're moving freight from state to state.
On trips like this I always take my camera – my Nikon, plus kit – but since the Camino I've developed a real antipathy towards the big heavy thing.
I used to love my camera with an unhealthy ardour, but now the sparkle has faded from our relationship. I'm starting to hanker for something a little more… svelte.
The university where I'm an Adjunct Professor wants me to hold a Master Class on Tuesday, for their 2nd and 3rd year film school students. How to have a career in the Film Industry. It should be interesting. I usually learn a lot doing these Master Classes.
Then I have several days of “pitching” sessions – where I have to judge students pitches – the process of trying to convince me, and a couple of other film professionals on the panel, to finance the short film they want to make.
Again I learn a hell of a lot from these kids during these sessions. I find that teaching keeps me in touch with the way young people are thinking – and what's important to them. Teaching keeps me young.
I'm taking my pilgrim principles on this trip – traveling light, and eschewing fancy digs for something a little more “earthy.” So it's dinner tonight at the Wobbly Boot Hotel, Boggabilla. I'm looking forward to it!
So, anyone want to do a guest blog? If so, please send it to me on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be great to get some fresh new perspectives up here. No specific topic. You know the kind of stuff we discuss here…
Drive safe, Bill, and take photos of the food!
Thanks Peter –
And yes, food at the Woobly Boot Hotel will be worth a shot or two!