11/7- 11/9 Nowra
We headed out for a show at the Bottle Rocket in a small town called Nowra on Saturday. Nowra has a bad reputation for crime and we were getting nearly constant warnings to be careful. An old friend of Chris and Jenelle in her 80s was hit in the head with a bar and robbed, and people were telling us about knifings, etc. We were told that Nowra has a relatively high rate of poverty and drug abuse. We didn't experience any of that. It felt like a quaint little town. The Bottle Rocket was a beautiful venue and the sound system was great. 


We had a great time, hung out with the staff and owners Trevor and Haley and tried several very interesting and tasty micro-brews from a local brewer. We couch-surfed with a great young woman named Tija and headed out early Monday morning for another 8 hour trip back to Canberra.

Samantha Chappell