Monday, September 29, 2003

Goodness, I can't believe I forgot to tell you that I went on a camel ride in the Outback!

It was a place just outside Alice Springs (a hyped up middle-of-nowhere town, quite literally).

Very cool. Very bumpy.

Did you know that camels were at least partially responsible for Australian explorers being able to cross their impossibly dry centre and set up a telegraph line all the way from Adelaide to Darwin?

It's true.

Unfortunately, someone let the camels go and now there are heaps of wild camels roaming the outback and destroying natural vegetation and, thus, indigenous wildlife habitats.

Sad story.
See how much I'm learning?

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