Nights on the Road

Nights on the road can be quite lonesome if you are a solo traveller on your ownsome. Most fellow travellers who are happy to chat with you in the daylight are not so welcoming at night.

I have walked past while they have drinks and nibbles by their individual campfires by their individual portable fire boxes or containers and never in my ten years on the road has anyone ever said “Why don’t you come and join us.” I stop and say “Nice fire. .looks great ” and smile my happy smile and I walk past to my small van and go in and close the windows and doors.

I can read a book if I am in a powered site and also go on the wifi Internet if I am in an area with coverage and I am fine but the real loneliness is in an unpowered site with no wifi or phone coverage and darkness your only friend. At Heifer Creek there was no moon and no public lights and no nothing. I light tea lights and a couple of solar lights I travel with but I longingly looked at the campfires on either side of me and again wonder why my friendly neighbours do not invite me to join them in the evening when they had happily chatted with me during daylight hours.

Somehow when night falls campers huddle beside their own fires and retire into their own private worlds. There are groups that camp together and there are two or three cars that travel together and the happy comradeship makes me feel even more lonely. This trip has made me feel very isolated maybe because I am in areas where people don’t want to socialize with a single female even an old one. Night makes us invisible and unwanted like cochroaches and mice that scurry around in the dark.

So I play the ukulele and sing myself some songs until it gets too dark to see the strings and my fingers start missing the notes and then I change into pj’s and tuck under the blanket ready for the night for once it’s dark it’s bedtime whatever the time is.

Stormy Night

Published by Ladymaggic

Artist, Traveller, Researcher and Writer, currently living on Macleay Island., where I photograph and share experiences and events around the Islands and Island Life until I am able to travel again. Travel photos and videos about many places in Australia​ and the world

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

Living in Natures Love

Simple & loving hacks for whole health; mind, body & spirit

Myrela

Art, health, civilizations, photography, nature, books, recipes, etc.

Artistcoveries

Discovering the joy of art

blackwings666

Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Meandering My Way...

Enjoying wherever the road takes me.

Ben & Leah's Camper

Our Great Australian Road Trip

Life on the Island

Anita & Bill's retirement adventures on Vancouver Island

Speranze Letterarie

Lettura racconti gratis - Free reading of novels

Sharon's Iconic Travel Photography Blog

Looking for the unique and quintessential in a location.

Picture This

Photography, Travel and Retirement

John Malone

a rush of light

Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver

Metaphorical, Metaphysical, Mythical, Magical, and Mystical Musings

The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom

A place to write all I need to write.

River's world.....

Where there's only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

TasView

Tasmanian Photography, Australia.

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

Retirement Reflections

What I Wish I Knew Before I Retired

%d bloggers like this: