Friday, May 06, 2005

Step step Plunge! Tree, stomp, kick kick, repeat.

Yeah, that sums up my life for the last few weeks. The world of tree planting isn't as glamorous as I thought it might be. Turns out its hard work! haha. I ended up planting over 23000 trees in the last few weeks.

I'm all done now though. In three weeks I made close to two thousand bucks, so that should do me for a month or so... hopefully. I don't think I could've taken much more of that job... we were in a little town up in the mountains, pretty close to where I finished the Overland Track. There was nothing there but a bunch of trailers and a pub. And a lotta drunken locals... haha

It was good money though. I was making around $20-25 an hour, which is interestingly enough more than I made at my last job. The work is better too :) My best day was last Tuesday; I made $225 in seven hours work. Over $30 an hour... not too bad for a crappy job like that. The accommodation wasn't that bad either. I had a single room which was alright, and the pub meals were excellent. I now have a very healthy addiction to banana splits :)

Hrm. Sorry about the lack of posts the last couple weeks. I've received numerous emails (well, none) from all my fanatical readers telling me to post more often, so I'll make sure I get on that. I've got a couple pictures at least!

Here's a shot of a field where I was working this last week, and one of a tree I planted.





And one more of Joe giving me the finger. Joe has kinda been my partner in crime (well, not really crime, just a lotta drinking) the last couple weeks. The French-Canadian guy didn't end up working there, but I'd hung out with Joe at the hostel before we started working so we knew each other already.



So, right now I'm just relaxing for a couple more days in Launceston then heading to Hobart for a final Tassie bash. Me and Joe left the crappy hostel we'd been staying at, and are at Irish Murphy's in Launceston. Staying above the pub in a hostel there... that makes for trouble. Tonight is gonna be a good night. heh. They have live music every night, and last night the band played a few Zeppelin songs. I was happy. :)

By next weekend I'll probably fly out of Hobart and head back to the mainland to Melbourne. From there, to Adelaide and across to the West coast to Perth. (break out your maps...haha) Joe there is from Western Australia, so he's told me about a few good places to go already. Plus apparently he has a sister who likes to feed people :)

Well, I'm off to do some shirt shopping. You get surprisingly dirty planting trees, so I'm down a couple shirts that I had to throw out. Ah well.

-Brad

9 Comments:

At May 15, 2005 9:22 PM, Blogger Cruwysinator said...

Since when do you care about being somewhat presentable?

 
At May 16, 2005 12:46 AM, Blogger Bradtholomew said...

Good point. From now on I'm gonna walk around naked.

 
At May 16, 2005 8:10 AM, Blogger Cruwysinator said...

You may frighten some people. And by some I mean all.

 
At May 16, 2005 4:26 PM, Anonymous Allie said...

Fatty. I really enjoyed your post card, wallaby, wallabies, what's the difference? What's a Tassie?

 
At May 17, 2005 2:39 AM, Blogger Bradtholomew said...

Nah. I'm a sexy beast. Key word: beast. hahaha

Uhm... dumbass? One is plural. Sheesh. Tassie = Tasmania. Ouch.

 
At May 17, 2005 4:24 PM, Anonymous Allie said...

Well I never claimed to be "smrt". SORRRRRYYYY. We all know that you and Martin are the brains of the family, and I'm the beauty.

 
At May 20, 2005 11:52 AM, Blogger martin said...

I was just looking at a map, and there's a Hamilton in Tasmania, did you go there? Have fun riding a roo to Perth!

 
At May 20, 2005 12:59 PM, Blogger Bradtholomew said...

Yeah, cause that's clearly the best way to get there. And fastest.

 
At May 20, 2005 1:00 PM, Blogger Bradtholomew said...

Oh yeah, no. Didn't go there. Ah well. I'm sure I really missed out.

 

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