Part of starting a trip, is being prepared to stop when we see something good!
We had only been travelling about half an hour when I spotted this large echidna wandering along the roadside and called for a halt.
It's a bit harder to pull the van up quickly, but Nick stopped and then we all made our way (at varying speeds) back to the echidna. Typically Vaughan dashed ahead, so was there a lot sooner than Nick and I! We all had a good look at our spiky friend, who was less keen to look at us! The encounter was a short diversion but a lovely beginning to the holiday.