View Full Version : A ten-day camel trek through the South Australian outback

09-04-2017, 09:21 PM
Lessons from camels -- A ten-day camel trek through the South Australian outback. With your parents. (LINK) (https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/august/1501509600/robert-skinner/lessons-camels)

For reasons that are still unclear to me, I agreed to go on a ten-day camel trek with my parents. When they invited me my initial reaction was "Iíve got a whole LIFE going on here, I canít just take off." I had a pile of junk mail to read and some pretty firm dinner plans. A few weeks later I was at a party where I didnít think much of the people. Or, more accurately, I didnít think the people thought much of me. So I wandered outside, thought,"Phooey to you, city living", and texted my parents. ďIím in.Ē

john welsford
09-04-2017, 11:36 PM
Camels are really cool to ride, but dont let the b#$% things bite you.
And, if you've not been there the Aussie outback is an amazing place to see if you relax and just let it sort of "soak in". The colours are amazing, the birdlife the same, up on the camel the liz snakes wont bother you, and if you see a really big lizard you're not allowed to say "I'm goanna go home".

John Welsford. Who is not an Aussie but knows the words to Waltzing Matilda.

09-05-2017, 12:33 AM
That is a top read, thanks.:)

09-05-2017, 01:07 AM
A bloke here in Portland, Vic walked across Australia with camels some years ago. I'm encouraging him to finish the book he's writing about it.

09-05-2017, 01:24 AM
Brilliantly written. I love it.

09-05-2017, 04:43 AM
Love the humour.:D

The Bigfella
09-05-2017, 06:20 AM
Mmmm.... camel

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