Re: cancelled our holiday
Originally Posted by realspeed
I thought your country was civilised. Dirt roads ? honestly don't your local authorities use Tarmac or have they not heard of the product. Seems to me there are thousands of jobs right there making the roads up. When they have done that think of the follow up jobs filling in the pot holes. Then there could be a lot more McDonalds with all the jobs that would create.
Tarmac is a trademark so it is very unlikely our roads covered with it, however they do use bitumen as a road surface.
When talking about an "adventure" we are talking about the road less travelled not about 1000 people being pampered on a cruise to over populated Europe. Obviously on an adventure there is nothing more adventurous than dirt roads and having to carry everything you need to sustain life and get you out of trouble.
It is probably hard for you to grasp the concept of being more than 5 minutes from the local Tescos but that is what we are talking about. At the last census the Bulloo Shire containing Camerons Corner had a population of five persons living in its 74000 sq km.
I am pleased to report 140km to the east there is a store and two pubs at Tipooburra (pop 134) but no Maccas so you would have to do without your Big Mac.
BTW dirt roads are graded regularly. Perhaps the idea of an "adventure" is foreign to you?