Sunday, December 18, 2005

Disappearing off the map

I'll prolly won't be able to post an update for awhile as I'll be out in the middle of nowhere for the next 10 days. I arrived in Alice Springs today and got a ride from some locals to the hotel where I sorted out the tour business and had lunch with the tour guides and so I only missed 3 hours of the tour which apparently was really boring because it was a debriefing on safety in the Outback, something I prolly wouldn't have been so bad off having heard.... Basically have plenty of water on you at all times and wear a big brimmed hat.

There is a medical service for those needing medical assistance out in the Outback called the Royal Flying Doctor Service that is free. So if I get stung by a scorpion or break my leg falling off of Ayers Rock a plane will fly in to the nearest approved airstrip (a dirt strip suitable for landing) and fly me out at no cost. Quite comforting indeed.

Sorry, still no pics. No time to do it, had to let me feet recover. My feet hurt bad from wearing these terrible plastic thongs (flip flops) that cost a rip off $9.50 and couldn't have cost more than $0.25 to make. And my too small sneakers are making them worse.

Saw more exotic looking birds today walking to this internet outpost. Drove around the city again last night. Still can't believe how incredible sippage that little Corolla does. Well, adventures await. What exciting stories await at the other end of my tour? You'll just have to wait and see.... Expect another update by the 28th or 29th of December with a small chance of a small update on Christmas Day.

Everyone have a Merry Christmas and happy Chanukah.

1 comment:

Moose Zanecchia, Moose said...

Hey Amber, sounds like you finally came out of the isolated Zeal, and finally entering into the void of a "semi-included" country.

I wouldn't be bodashed by the dings and geece, I think y'all's a sweet step.