I spent most of the dark hours watching Filipino news and The Amazing Race Asia. It set me up in the mood for travelling. Then we saw the sun slowly creeping in the horizon. Steven was surprisingly alert still.
We stopped a few times for breakfast and for a stretch. We saw a few cars driving from South Australia as well. In Mildura, Victoria (a remote city), the McDonald's attendant had a difficult time understanding me. I think it was not my accent because I pointed at the food that I wanted. I think it was shocking for her to be serving a foreigner.
Plants have changed. We came from a state with tons of yellow Canolas but on the way, the paddocks were painted with purple Salvation Janes.