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Brian Walters supera1000 at fastmail.fm
Sat Oct 10 18:10:13 EDT 2009


Hi Ann

Thanks - the trip was one we had been sort of planning for almost 30
years! Now to go back to some of the places we visited and spend a bit
more time there (packing and unpacking every few days does get a bit
wearing after a while....)


Cheers

Brian

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Brian Walters
Western Sydney Australia
http://members.westnet.com.au/brianwal/SL/

On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:25 -0400, "ann sanfedele" <annsan at nyc.rr.com>
wrote:
> Brian - although I didn't go through it in great detail (that's just my 
> lifestyle these days)  I did enjoy checking out your
> travel journal that Christine posted because it is exactly the kind of 
> trip I love -- coast to coast  by ground transportation in
> one's country of residence... driving being first choice.  Of course, 
> "coast to coast" in some areas isn't quite as long a journey
> as you too or has I've taken :-)
> 
> Look forward to your Pesos
> 
> ann
> http://annsan.smugmug.com
> 
> Brian Walters wrote:
> 
> >G'day all
> >
> >I'm back from my 7 week trip across Australia (east to west and back
> >again).  All up, 4,200 km by train and 10,300 km driving.
> >
> >Did I miss anything?
> >
> >A few things I learned on the trip:
> >
> >1.  Red wine and laptop keyboards don't play well together.
> >
> >2.  Dave Savage is a good bloke (although I'd already guessed that).
> >
> >3.  The D700 is a monster camera (well...compared to my K200D and
> >istDS).
> >
> >4.  Never count on the weather being cooperative when you feel like
> >doing some 'serious' photography (the weather was particularly foul for
> >most of the trip).
> >
> >5.  Film is dead!  As usual I packed one film camera (an ME-F this time)
> >and a few rolls of film.  They weren't used.
> >
> >
> >While in Perth I found an exhibition of Richard Woldenthorp's aerial
> >landscape photography at the Art Gallery.  The exhibition, titled
> >'Abstract Earth', featured photographs of patterns in the Australian
> >landscape taken from about 1,500 metres.  There's a slide show of the
> >photographs here, if anyone would like to take a look:
> >
> >http://www.richardwoldendorp.com/exhibition/index.htm
> >
> >
> >I'm still sorting though my photos in the hope that there might be a few
> >I can PESO.  In the meantime, if anyone wants to see where we went and
> >what we did, there are some low res photos on our holiday blog.  Some of
> >you might have already seen some of it (thanks, Christine, for posting
> >the link):
> >
> >http://www.blognow.com.au/gowest/
> >
> >
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >Brian
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