We traveled in a newish Territory from Hertz overland to Sydney via some lovely small towns in upstate Victoria. I kept wondering why they were talking about Victorian issues when I thought that they were a century away. The penny dropped eventually.
We stayed in Bright and Bentwood which are delightful towns full of gold mining history and the subsequent importance of wool now surpassed by beef and other products. We lost our way a few times ending up in the high country where there we real signs of the terrible fires in 2003 when Lesley was in the state last time. The regrowth is present everywhere. This gave us an understanding of the importance of fire which the Aborigines had worked out a few centuries ago but were pushed off their land in the meantime.
Michael and Lesley Fuller have retired.
They are keen tandem riders and attend the rallies when they can especially the international one which alternates between Spring Bank Holiday and the summer school holidays. Their motorhome allows them to take off with the bike in the back for the winter and summer alike.
Back in Southampton they keep up with the Nuffield Theatre and Phoenix Film Theatre programmes as well as what is good at Chichester Festival and National Theatres.
And, of course, there is still Ben via the BenCam i.e. Skype. But not only Ben as he has been joined by brother ... full info