round the Aussie block

21 Apr

Well here we are home again after travelling 2600 km around the country block and my mind is overflowing with meaningless trivia ….I love an educational adventure so in the interest of sharing, I’m happy to summarise some of my more useless observations:

  • the smaller the country town ~ the larger the skate park.
  • the number of stars on a hotel/motel sign does not indicate the comfort of the mattress (nor the water pressure in the shower).
  • every country town seems to have a High Street, a Queen Street… and a Commercial Hotel.
  • coastal cows definitely look happier than their inland cousins.
  • Black Rd leads to Green Lake and Green Rd leads to Black Creek.
  • there really is a ‘potato protection’ zone (I’m still not sure what they are scared of)
  • honey bees flat their wings up to 11,000 per second
  • liquorice is made from the root of the liquorice plant  (I’m sure some of you knew that …but I had no idea).

Finally …. we could have travelled across 3 or 4 European countries in the equivalent ‘drive round the Aussie bock’ but would we have had the same open space, country hospitality and endless skies?…..doubtful.

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2 Responses to “round the Aussie block”

  1. Bronwyn April 27, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Gorgeous summary end to the trip Lou, isn’t life strange. We are just back from our inter-generational family road journey to familial sacred sites with windows & gravestones to share. xx b

    • 50 something but not dead yet April 27, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      I’ve been thinking about you out on the road too … shame it was in a different part of this big wide country of ours (cant wait for the headstones and windows 😉 )x

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