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Seeing the “Outback”

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I read the last of Down under by Bill Bryson yesterday and he was in the outback for the last part of it. He’s right. There isn’t much out there. Broken Hill  seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere. Looking at the map planning the drive, I saw a towns regularly scattered along the road into and out of Broken Hill. The map doesn’t let on how big these towns are. They sure aren’t very big. Some of them are a petrol station with a few houses and shops…read more

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Start of the Great Ocean Road

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I’ve never been a fan of driving in big cities. I suspect most people feel the same way. After driving in Sydney, though, the trip into Melbourne felt relatively tame. I was hoping the drive out of town would be similar. Aside from one wrong turn onto the highway I made it out unscathed and close to relaxed.  As long as you get onto the right part of the highway the driving is pretty easy. It’s taking the correct turn that’s quite interesting. With factoring in driving on the left-hand…read more

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Crazy backroads

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Made the trip down from Goulburn to Queanbeyan yesterday. The trip was in two sections. A very mild mannered drive from Goulburn to Bungendore along some beautiful “backroads”. The roads are nice but 2 lanes and quite narrow and the speed limit is 100, so it’s technically a highway. They could have made the roads straight but as usual they made it very windy. It’s doesn’t move back and forth as much as the mountains but consistently has long sweeping curves.  Bungendore is a sleepy little town with a bunch…read more

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