It was a beautiful, daunting thing,
to open up that map of Australia,
spread it out on the floor,
and gaze at an entire continent
i was about to cross!
A whole mass of land,
only a few significant cities,
the desert and the salt fields.
"well," I said, eyes burning,
a big smile smeared across my face.
"this might take a few days,
or it might take my life!"