DRIVING trucks for a circus has enabled Peter Wilkins to get to see many places in Australia.
The 51-year-old Peter was behind the wheel of an Isuzu when we saw him in Townsville and is employed by Hudson’s Circus, which is based near Ipswich.
Hudson’s Circus was doing performances under a big tent at Townsville.
“I also drive a Volvo semi-trailer and we have been to WA and SA so the job has taken me too many places,” Peter said.
Peter said he transported circus gear and equipment and also doubled up as a promotions man at various towns.
When I saw Peter on May 20 he has driven the Isuzu in the Townsville Convoy for Kids and was handing out discount vouchers for the circus at the family fun event which followed it.
“We are headed up to Innisfail up the Bruce Highway after we leave Townsville,” he said.
Peter rated the worst roads he travels on as many in the NT with dirt surfaces.
And he couldn’t offer an opinion on rest areas because “he doesn’t get to stop at many”.