Dumb ‘Roos

Snowy Mountains, NSW, AU

In Australia, they don’t call it a “bull bar.”  They call it a “roo bar”

And it seems like every vehicle over here has one.

And we wonder where they got the idea for Mad Max…

The first thing we did on our great Australian overland excursion was to (inadvertently!!) find out why this is so:

We also decided to do a lot of camping on our overland excursion.  Mainly because, well, if no one’s told you yet, there aren’t exactly a ton of, as they put it on the map we had,  “population centers” in this country.  Imagine the landmass of the Continental United States with a population that comes in at 4 million less than California.

So space they got.  Space in which we could camp.  They even have free roadside campgrounds.  This is about how well that worked out –

For those of you wondering why we didn’t drop that possum with a bullet to the base of the skull like in New Zealand; the explanation is simple: In New Zealand possums are a pestilence…

…and in Australia they’re an endangered species.


About the authors

Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures.  If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out at www.CoastGuardCouple.com!

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4 Responses to Dumb ‘Roos

  1. Erica says:

    They would add another notch to the “things Erica has killed on the road” list. I even have an armadillo.

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