scenic III

Red Cliffs, Port Augusta, SA
Norseman

Broken Hill, featured in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” … well worth seeing!

There are very few phone/wifi towers across the Nullarbor, only one phone company has partial coverage and that’s not mine!  So no radio and my friends who were also on the same road, at a different time, were concerned I had no entertainment or communication … for me this was sheer bliss.  We met for morning tea on the road one day … what a circus.  I’d taken great care to get my times right as there was a 2 hour time difference between us.  So I arrived ten minutes early … they’d been waiting for hours.  They didn’t do their maths so well.

Where does my brain go with all that spacious wonder .. meditation or composing silly ditties.  When I drove endless miles in the outback for work I had to compose court reports … my secretaries got used to fading out the tarmac noise in order to type them up.

Here is a taste of one … just for fun!

red river gums
are really rather funny

red river gums
have no need for money

red river gums
are full of honey

red river gums
are lively and sunny

red river gums
play with bird and bunny

red river gums
like eating plums

red river gums
don’t beg for our crumbs

red river gums
lift us out of the glums

red river gums
are good at doing sums

red river gums
gobble fresh cinnamon buns
must admit I did miss them, my local cinnamon buns!

broken Hill

32 comments

    • ha I love travel anyway it comes Sadje … as my 3 preferred modes of transport faltered I just got in my car and went. Tiny but economical, had not planned any long trips in it or I would have got something I could stretch out in 🙂

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your travel journal and showing your beautiful country. I am enjoying the “real” picture of the country. I feel embarrassed about my knowledge of your country. The desert, the camel, an endless list.

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  2. We did a drive by in Broken Hill, camped at a roadside truck stop. Surprisingly quiet, a truck driver came over for a chat and shared a beer. I remember the sky was an amazing cobalt blue. And the gum trees, surviving everywhere, a perfect haven for bird life. Your poem really caught their gentle majesty

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  3. Red River Gums
    Make me smile
    Red River Gums
    Just another mile
    Red River Gums
    Better than the Nile
    Red River Gums
    Like an aisle
    Red River Gums
    Red River Gums

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    • lol thanks for joining in the frivolity … I so loved orienteering among the red river gums but sadly all those rivers are severely flooded at present 😦

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