Trains are awesome. It was my first time to take the Tilt Train up to Bundaberg, and I took the slower Sunlander back.
Well, sure it’s a much longer way to travel (4hr-7hr) but a joy as well. Time to contemplate. Reading a great book. An ipod to entertain. Scenery to ponder. A notebook to sketch down ideas. The cool novelty of a dining car and its junk food. And the people watching of passengers and friendly staff.
In the dining car, I had a chat to a lovely old man. He was 70 and with 4 mates had completed a “bucket list” road trip out west.