Saturday, April 05, 2014

Battling in the Australian bush

Bush Babe aka Amanda has written some cracking posts over the years I have been reading her blog.  I arrived home after work moaning about how my fifteen minute journey turned into a twenty five minute journey because there are too many people in Melbourne. But unless you live in the outback bush, you have no idea about the distances and travelling time of people on the land.

Anyway, at times it is all in day's work for someone in the bush. Here is BB's post that shows even just getting the kids to school can become a logistical nightmare. Here is a teaser photo from BB's post.

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  1. Ouch. When we lived in country New South Wales we developed the habit (which we still have) of talking in terms of time rather than distance. I will wander over to BB's home now.

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    1. EC, it is funny how we talk in kilometres when generally time is the information we need.

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  2. Andrew , definitely in your country there are not too many people comparing to its size. But I understand you, coming back home after work it makes nervout too when it takes me londer than usual. But living in the bush is a real challenge distances are very long. People who live there are accustomed to it.

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    1. Gosia, yes, you do get used to distances and nowadays there is plenty in the car to entertain.

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  3. My drive to the hospital in the morning takes 8 minutes, on average, but occasionally when a late running morning garbage truck blocks the way the trip can take as long as 10 minutes. Life can be tough!

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    1. Is that all it takes Victor? No wonder you drive there.

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  4. Too many people in Melbourne! Can't wait to hear your comments about London. One accident last week meant I took two and a half hours to do a journey of 5 miles. If I could have abandoned the car believe you me I would have done.

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    1. Fun60, we certainly don't intend using car transport in London. I asked R whether I should look up where the taxi rank is at St Pancras to get to our hotel or use the Tube which involves changing from the Victoria line to Central. Surprising to me, he said the Tube.

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  5. Time is much less relevant to me these days. But I used to leave home too early to make sure I connected with the bus to work, because if my home to city bus was late, I'd miss that connection. I was always at work at least 30-40 minutes too early, except twice when the supervisor changed my shift times and forgot to tell me.
    I can't imagine trying to walk 8km to school.

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    1. River, imagine if you made the trip in a car. Public transport, and especially Adelaide's buses need to be better than this.

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  6. Thanks for the link Andrew, that was quite a trip :)

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    1. Grace, I thought it was a good story to illustrate life in the bush for some people.

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