Saturday, April 18, 2009
4,110 Km... (Sydney to Perth)
Setset in South Australia.
I know it looks fake, but I only 'tweaked' it a tiny bit. Honestly. :-)
Are you familiar with the phrase: "... the middle of nowhere." *
Well, I should be there shortly after midday. :-)
After investigating travel options for getting to Penong, SA to visit my friend, Cindy, I contracted with a caravan rental company to deliver a hi-top van to Australia's west coast. I'm currently driving from Sydney to Perth. (In the States, it would be similar to driving from Atlanta, GA to San Diego, CA; only with more exotic 'road kill.') Use of the van is FREE, however, considering the cost of petrol ($1.22/liter,) I'm not sure if driving is advantageous to flying. At least I'm getting an up close and personal view of the outback!
I've got nine days to make the 4,000+ km trip. It should take me four or five days to reach Perth; that leaves me several days to visit Penong, population: 215! (A suburb of ... "the Middle of Nowhere.")
I wonder if my AAA Emergency Road Service membership covers me in Australia?!?
*Note to Abby:
"the-Middle-of-Nowhere" is exactly like "East-Poedunk-Yip-Yip" but with no people.
Wild emus foraging in a harvested grain field.
Posted by Jeff at 9:14 AM