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Well, this started out as a way that my wife could follow my lone progress in my little sports car from Birmingham UK to Orkney.

Been there, done that 2 day there, 13hour return trip.

So now follow me: an Englishman representing Americans and based in a French office near Paris. With an appartment in Versailles and trips back to the UK anything can happen and, frankly, I've no idea where this will lead!

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Tried to find the pictures of me Flying in Australia. Apparently I never got
around to scanning them. Found these though.
8th Jun 2006, 09:12  

Gael says:

great colours and funny sign : )

8th Jun 2006, 09:25

i love the bottom pic the whole piture is great the colours and the sign is great!

8th Jun 2006, 09:29

Euphro says:

Very Priscilla in the top shot :D

8th Jun 2006, 09:54

Geodyne says:


Coober Pedy?

8th Jun 2006, 11:27

Penfold says:

Thanks guys and galls. The bus was run by the Wayward bus company and went from Adelaide to Alice Springs via William's Creek, Coober Pedy (where the sign is) and Ularu.

Adelaide to Alice by tarmac is 2 days but we were on dust roads after a couple of hours and took about seven. I did the trip just after Prescilla Queen of the Desert came out (I hadn't seen it) and we must have travelled almost the same route as they did. Awesome, just really spectacular.

If you look real close you can see that the sign is riddled with bullet dents where someone has used it for target practice :-). The sign is there because Coober Pedy only exists for Opal mining and as the only rule was "Don't dig a hole in the High Street" there are holes everywhere.

I had these blown up and framed (along with one other that I liked even more) and they gave colour to my Bachelor pad many moons ago.

8th Jun 2006, 17:15

Gael says:

Nice to get the back story : )
I had a phase of reading Aussie books, this makes me think of Niki Gemmel's book, 'Cleave.'

8th Jun 2006, 18:33

Penfold says:

The only Aussie book I've read is "A town like Alice"..., which spends most of the book not in Australia at all.

I'll look "Cleave" up.., was it good?

8th Jun 2006, 18:52

Gael says:

I enjoyed it. It's not the most flattering picture of that part of Australia, and probably all the better for it... I'd love to know what Aussies make of it. It's a father/grown-up daughter road trip; yes on reflection I would recommend it : )

8th Jun 2006, 19:06

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