Thursday, June 07, 2007
THE LONG PADDOCK
Taking the inventory before the expedition. Have we got everything?
One traveller from Sweden, one from Ireland and another from Texas. Round Australia is in their sights.
They planned to get a new bull bar ( as we say) on the front of the van.
I mentioned how it may not be a good idea to drive at dusk and early evening when the kangaroos are out and about - in country areas. Or sometimes it's cattle on the road.
We have done a lot of driving and have never hit a 'roo, havehad a few close shaves, one recently, strangly, in the middle of the day near the nation's capital, it hopped straight out onto the road (despite the fences)
(In fact, 'roos are a problem around Canberra, at present, where they seek food (grass) because of the drought and are even being culled (amid protests from animal lovers)
Central Queensland, a gun barrel highway?