It is a bit cold here in Gympie this morning but this is Queensland, so by 9 o clock I am sitting out in the sun and warming up nicely. That got me thinking about one of those travel questions. “What is the best time of year to visit…?” If, like the friend we are housesitting for, you want to ski, the answer is obvious. For the rest of us it is not so simple.
When it is hot, we want it to be cold and when it is cold we want it to be warmer. When it is dry (particularly around here), the only question you will here is “when will we get rain?”.
One of my favourite advertising lines ever was from an outdoor clothing company;
“There is no such thing as bad weather – just inappropriate clothing.”
Maybe it is the wrong question. Maybe we just need to get out there and enjoy the seasons the way they are.
In that spirit, we will be seriously investigating the “Op Shop Strategy” on the next leg of our adventures. This is how it works. You pack the basics. Then when you reach a particular place and you need some specific clothes, off to the Op Shop you go. And just before you leave, you give them back.
We have met fellow travellers who manage to travel with just 7 kg of walk-on luggage using the op shop strategy. I’m afraid we are not that good yet but who knows. After this next leg, we might have a whole new approach to it.
So next time you find yourself asking “what is the best time of year?”, my advice is to just go and enjoy whatever the season has to offer.
And we will let you know how we get on with the “Op Shop Strategy”.