The concept of offering an internet connection in Aussie accommodation is still almost unknown and we didn't find any on our trip except for punitive charges like $10 a minute, this is a thing that makes us look bad on the world stage, even Philippines in the lowest price hotels offer free internet.
A magnificent waste of money, right up there with the pink batt rollout, school halls, and the NBN, even the millions of birds killed would be happy to see them gone, the small amount of power they bring isn't worth the angst, nuclear power would make far more sense.
The NBN has only been a colossal white elephant because of the wasteful way it has been done, it's actually something that's a great idea, but the conservatives are quite right, lets build it to the node first and then move on from there later.
On a plus side smokers do a fantastic job of keeping our economy afloat, the taxes are very punitive and help to keep them in a poverty cycle that means them delaying retirement in order to keep their needed cash flow, for many of them of course death will arrive before that happy day, so they do a good job of subsidising me, just a pity that there's a sphere of bad air about them.
I noted Repco listed similar in a recent catalogue as premium wipers, I didn't know that as I ordered them because they were fairly cheap from good old http://www.buyincoins.com/
What is unknown is how long they will perform but so far excellent.
Soon after this shot Olivia managed to finger her lens in a way that would make an old time petroleum jelly soft focus portrait photographer proud, sadly it also meant a heap of useless shots for us until I spied the problem.
When we left I was reminded why I don't park in spots like this as we had to shut the door and get out of the way for a young single lass who needed to park in the parents with pram spot beside us. Somehow it didn't surprise me she was also a smoker.
I ordered new windscreen wipers in from China well before the trip, naturally they didn't arrive until just after leaving.
Narrabri was a most attractive town and appears to have a healthy future. We had planned to stop at Moree but the park with the bore baths was full except for a unit that was beyond our meagre budget.
The pub is about the only sign of life left in this town. Sadly what I noticed on this trip was the death of small towns in Australia, it seems that below a certain threshold say pop. 400 towns are fairly universally in terminal decline, meanwhile the people packed into our state capitals moan about overcrowding. A pity is there's no easy answers.
Brabham did only last 5 laps before a mishap so maybe I can be excused for cheering Jim Clark instead of him, but at least I can boast of having seen him race.
I wonder if Jack Brabham was related to his namesake the Cricket great Don Bradman? their names are alike enough for me.
Olivia loves a selfie, she even caught Jimmy in this one.
This teddy bear is a traveller. The teacher taking its picture must have a happy class somewhere.