In about another hour, Brett and I will haul our bags over to the East Perth train station, about a 10-minute walk away from our condo, and we’ll check in for our train journey across Australia on the Indian-Pacific train, one of Australia’s great rail journeys. Our bags are packed, we’ve eaten up all the food we bought in Perth, the apartment is clean, and we are ready to go!
We won’t know our cabin assignment until we check in, and the Indian-Pacific is a l-o-n-g train, usually 30 cars long, with two dining cars. The big unknown for us right now is whether we will be assigned a forward- or back-facing cabin. I do not do well riding backwards at all, but all cabins on the train are sold out and there will be no switching. You get what you get (and we had no idea whether we could have requested a forward-facing cabin or not). If we do get a back-facing cabin I will probably be spending lots of time in the club car. Anyway, for now fingers are crossed for a forward-facing cabin – it’s all we can do at this point.
We will most likely be offline for the next few days. Supposedly there is WiFi available onboard but I imagine it will be spotty at best if we do get it. We also haven’t heard from our host in Sydney, but hopefully there will be a message waiting from her when we arrive with instructions for getting into our apartment there. It’s always an adventure!
We’ve had a good rest and a great time in Perth, but it’s time to move on. See you on the other side . . . !