In the north of Australia there are lots of Boab Trees which we call Bottle Trees
On the Nularbor Plains on the Eyre Highway which crosses the continent from
east to west there is another famous Bottle Tree, travelers have been decorating
this old dead Mallee Gum for years, it is located many miles from anywhere
and provides some light relief for what some people find to be a boring trip.
(I don't fit into this category of traveler.)
Marcus and I came across this sign pointing to Holt Rock, it was a pretty
darn small rock when we finally found it. (enlarge photo and study the
rock grasped between thumb and forefinger.)
After even the lightest of showers there is a tinge of green along the edge
of the bitumen where the water drains from it, this is what lures the
kangaroos to the roadway, (even the rubber and distallate flavour that
must be there doesn't deter a hungry Roo.)
This is at Eucla which is only a fuel and accomadation stop at the
SA - WA border, again if you enlarge it you can get an indication
of the size of Australia.
The home stretch of my trip.
I have completed all but the last leg of my journey, having arrived safely at Shepparton where my sister Merle lives at about 4pm yesterday Tuesday March 20th, the plan is to spend a couple of days here then a quick catch up call at Jan’s before hightailing it for home.
I spent a few very pleasant hours with “the navigator”, Julie, in Mildura where she now lives, we relived a few old memories and caught up with what has been going on in each others lives for the last couple of years.
My adventures with the new “navigator” who I have decided to rename “Freda” (Flaming, or any other suitable F word, Ridiculous Electronic Device Activation) but she does tend to be very insistent about getting her own way, after all SHE is female!!
Just to relieve the boredom I had a conversation with a policeman who was on Highway Patrol coming into Adelaide, he pulled me over and claimed I was tail-gating him, I am many things but I’m not crazy enough to tailgate a marked Police car, he finally accepted my explanation that I was deciding whether or not I would overtake him as he was traveling at very close to the speed limit and I wasn’t sure enough about the accuracy of my speedometer to risk a ticket if it was a little out.
Merle and I also had a good catch up session and started a list of things to do to make her computing/blogging life more enjoyable and simple, so stay tuned for all sorts of new features if you read her blog.
Well OK that was an exaggeration… but there has been some` subtle changes like the new blog roll etc. and hopefully now enough confidence to post some photos??