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Red Rackham wrote:My son and his new bride decided to honeymoon in Oz, but it wasn't the average honeymoon, I'm not talking two weeks in a beach location then back to work. Oh no. They drove anti clockwise around the entire coast of Australia. They landed in Sydney and almost exactly two years later they were back in Sydney. The journey was epic and not without it's worrying moments. If you asked them if they would do it again, they would both shout yes. With one huge proviso. They would never do it again without a satphone. It's a long and emotional story, but it was an experience they will never forget, and that's what life is all about.
The journey was epic and not without it's worrying moments. If you asked them if they would do it again, they would both shout yes. With one huge proviso. They would never do it again without a satphone.
BigSteve wrote:That's awesome.
I once drove from Portland, Oregon to Poyntelle, Pennsylvania. It's a trip of, roughly, 2,850 miles. The non-stop driving time, averaging 60 miles per hour, is right about 48 hours.
It took me 25 days to do the trip, and I drove over 4,100 miles. I drove through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and into Pennsylvania.
It was an epic photo excursion of a trip. Not two years worth of epic, but definitely epic. I'd love to drive the perimeter of the United States one day...
ThirdTerm wrote:The east coast of Australia is heavily populated with modern humans but things are quite different in the western half of Australia. If a car breaks down in Western Australia, it is difficult to seek help, if you are far away from Perth. I have heard a story about a driver on his way to the countryside in Western Australia who got stuck in the same situation and he barely survived the incident. His cell phone didn't connect to call for help because 98% of Western Australia is not covered with a cellular network, except for some urban areas.
Red Rackham wrote:That's an awesome road trip. Years ago I was posted to Alberta Canada, CFB Suffield down near Medicine Hat to be exact. From there me & a few mates would sometimes drive to the Rockies for the weekend, I remember Banff & Jasper very well, the Rockies were awesome. On other occasions we would go south into Montana, I remember Havre & Great Falls, also weekend BBQ's at Elkwater which is SE of Medicine Hat where we used to do waterskiing. They were great times.
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