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Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Joe's view on Month 2 (Melbourne to Perth)

Posted by Joseph Ferrar on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : AUSTRALIA 
The last place I expected to be sitting in May was on Mum & Dad’s sofa watching the FA Cup final. Sadly I am, and (even more sadly) the reason is not because Sheffield United are in the final and I have flown back to watch the game. Oh no - altogether different reason, SHARK ATTACK! I'll describe that more in an upcoming blog. So whilst we're not currently driving across Malaysia as we should be, it has given me time to catch up on my blogs.

In month two we drove from Melbourne to Perth, tak...
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slowly but surely.

Posted by Penny Young on Sunday, May 8, 2011,
I know timeliness and reporting go hand in hand so i will get around to the shark story soon i promise - i just need to do the old blogs chronologically, its part of a sad ocd complex i have. don't knock it.
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Getting BOB out of OZ (finally)

Posted by Penny Young on Sunday, May 8, 2011,

Back on the road south I was determined not to celebrate my 27th birthday with a melting frosty fruit covered in sweat in the passenger seat of the troupie. We gunned it back to Coral Bay, on the Ningaloo Reef coast, south of Exmouth. Ningaloo is known for being the lesser-known, but superior sister of the Barrier reef (kind of Pippa to Kate Middleton if you like). We’d already visited Coral Bay on the way up to Broome, taking a glass bottom boat out for my first ever snorkelling experience...


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Floods. Floods change everything.

Posted by Penny Young on Sunday, May 8, 2011,

When we were planning the trip we had heard of something called the wet season. We knew it existed, when it was, what it did, but we somehow imagined that having installed a snorkel, we would be immune from it. Enough people had given us the confidence that at the tail end, we might have to wait a day or two for the worst roads to open, but we’d make it through if we allowed enough time…

 

The crossing from Broome to Darwin (where we wanted to end the Australian leg of the trip) had bee...


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Flies, Floods, Moths, Grasshoppers...The whole biblical repertoire in action.

Posted by Penny Young on Sunday, May 8, 2011,

Driving on Highway 1 from Geraldton to Broome is like watching some 3D Quinton Tarrantino style scene of mass carnage in some apocalyptic-esk movie where massive grasshoppers have taken over the world, and people have been forced to flee town in their cars whilst the grasshoppers fling themselves kamikaze style at the headlights and splatter like overripe grapes on the windscreen.

 

Some, judging by the thudding sound, are the size of small birds. It’s hard to watch, but hard to look awa...


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nothing happens, but a lot goes on....

Posted by Penny Young on Thursday, May 5, 2011,

I've just read all the blogs through and feel a bit deflated to be sat here typing the next instalment from the UK. It wasn't that after 3 months camping in oz we got jack of it and decided to fly (although thanks so much to all the genuises who suggested it) Instead, like all good stories, stuff just happened unexpectedly. Life is strange like that, one moment you're loading your orange 4WD into a container to Singapore to intrepidly travel the globe, and the next thing you know, you're livi...


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