Sunday, 26 August 2007
Nous vivons dans la Terre, Large et Brune
When one gets around in the Wide, Brown Land, distances are considerable.
Cairns is 2000 kilometres fom Adelaide and Darwin is nearly 3000.
That's - as the crow flies, as we say.
In the Outback, the means of transporting goods is by Road Trains and here you have just that.
This is a small one. They also have four trailers.
If you drive from Charters Towers to Longreach, or Coober Pedy to Alice Springs, then you'll see them.
If you think that you can pass a road train at 120 k/ph; then think again. The time it takes is not seconds - but minutes. A lot can happen in that time.
The nice thing about Australia is; - this is the land we love, the land down under. Everywhere you go someone will say, 'G'day mate, how the F' are you'. You will always be amongst close friends. Friends who would gladly give you the shirt off their backs.
That is the Aussie spirit that defines our wide, brown land.