On the road and in life we can’t escape them. Numbers between cities and the coast, numbers in signs and maps, highway route numbers. Numbers are everywhere.
We’ve covered plenty of kilometres up the east coast of Australia and chalked up high numbers, both in distance traveled and in money and petrol spent to get there.
These numbers show the vastness and distance between places in Australia.
Along the way and on foot we’ve covered a few kilometres too. There are always signs telling us, before we start, how far we’re going and how long it will take.
And then there are the indulgent detours.
We love our wine and visiting the occasional winery. Fortunately Australia is blessed with an abundance of wine regions, both close to home and further afield.
It’s always good to know how far until the next vineyard.
Just don’t ask me to do any heavy duty maths problems after I’ve had a few!
This was taken last weekend driving home from Frankston in the rain. Signs are everywhere telling us how many minutes to go. What’s the preoccupation with time?
Even in the car we know roughly how long it’s going to take. But does it really matter?
Maybe it does, if we’re catching a plane, and we want to make it to the airport on time!
But in most cases, do the numbers really matter? All our worries about making good time. In the grand scheme of things will it make a difference?
Last year I turned 50 but in my head I still feel 21, well some days anyway.
Hey, it’s just a number after all!
On our kitchen wall at home is a clock painted by my daughter when she was five years old at kindergarten. 13 years later it’s still there, purposefully.
Some of the numbers are written as only a toddler can write, scrawly and, from a distance, almost illegible. I love it. It reminds me that the numbers on a clock are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. And that we should just enjoy every minute.
Let’s not get too hung up on numbers.
Instead let’s just remember to savor the moments. That’s what counts.
Wishing you all a happy and safe week ahead as you continue the journey.
This is in response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Numbers