Yeah right next time I wake I will be in Central Australia in Northern Territory !!!!! bwahahahaha ( insane laughter of a woman on an few hours of broken sleep lol) . Next time I awoke after drifting off was 10:05 pm and even without my iPad GPS I just new I wasn’t out of SA lol. I decided to look out the window and saw the most amazing black sky splattered with white stars and so many large ones. Too good to miss, I woke Brian ( yes he was asleep ha ha) to see this but he informed me the window didn’t go up as far as the second bunk, so he just went back to sleep. The train stopped at just after 10 30pm it has scheduled stops for what I’m not sure cause on my side of the train I saw no action. The next scheduled stop was to be at 11:30pm ( I knew this from having read the current edition of Platform magazine which they give you ) . Again for what the stop was for I’m not sure. Anyway through fit fell bouts of naps I remembered there was a 2 hour stop at a place called the link for people going to Cooper Pedy. I knew that would signal a chance for 2 hours of sleep . The train was scheduled to arrive a 1:40 and it did ( yes I’m clock watching lol) and luckily for me once again whatever was happening was silent and on the other side of the train. I willed myself to sleep and it seemed it worked! For the next second I was woken by the familiar rocking starting and the engine sound droning. What? So not fair! They headed off at 3:31 that’s 9 minutes early! Whoever heard of a train leaving early??? Argghhhh
Decided at this point sleep was done for the evening so dressed and headed for the lounge car , where I am writing this in a room with 4 other insomniacs 🙂 There is one man in here who has watched movies on his laptop for the duration of the trip. He watched them all day yesterday, was here when I left for bed and was still here when I returned. He isn’t laughing so I guess they are serious movies. Sleep is vastly overrated. I just watched the moon adopt an orange hue as it moved slowly down towards the horizon. I can see a black sky burning bright with the twinkle of a million lights that would do Vegas proud. No dream in slumber could be that amazing.
It’s 4:30 am. The staff wander through occasionally always with a walkie talkie in hand but this time a male staff member walked through with a huge torch . Wonder what job he is headed for …. Oops now the lights are on an emergency glow like look. I guess he is doing something that necessitated the lights being removed. Headed back to the cabin and in there poor Brian had his slumber disturbed cause the emergency light switched on in here too.
I hope that sunrise isn’t too far away. I’m guessing it will be around 6 am.