We left the harsh desert during the wee hours and, at the moment, are passing through broad fields from which wheat has recently been harvested. There’s been a terrible heat wave here over the past several weeks, but that appears to be over. The Train Manager reports that the temperature in Adelaide will be warm but comfortable when we arrive just after 1:00 p.m.
Tonight I’ll be in Adelaide – a city I would love to revisit – and tomorrow I’m off to Sydney via Qantas and a performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at their magnificent Opera House. What better way to spend my final night in Australia? Then, after an overnight flight to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, I connect with one of Hawaiian’s inter-island flights for the fast 22-minute hop back home to Maui.