No, Mr Thrifty, we didn't drive your nice motor on any unsealed
roads. And if we did we would have had to drive really slowly, and then
we would have to put the car through a car wash before we handed it
The cross country route we took to Canberra was, er, interesting.
The TomTom had no hand in it. It was in our bad books. Yesterday it
tried to make us go down dirt tracks from the power station to Oberon.
(The Aussie mapping database has a few wrinkles.)
No sat-nav technology today. We used the classic approach of reading
from a printed road map and associating observations of the scenery from
the moving vehicle. (I think this is how people used to navigate.)
take the road marked on the map. The road is empty. After driving an
hour and a half we actually see another driver. "Richlands" a town
marked on the map has one house.
The woman at the petrol station at Taralga was delighted to see us. We
were her first customers and "What about the snow!"
At Goulburn we join the Federal Highway and we're soon in Canberra.