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Penelope Goes West : On the road from Sydney to Margaret River and back - Tim Bowden

Penelope Goes West

On the road from Sydney to Margaret River and back

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9781865083070
Number Of Pages: 264

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Tim Bowden loves travelling and camping and has a great interest in Australian history. So, when he decided to take off to Western Australia with his wife Ros and their newly acquired camping trailer and four-wheel-drive (named Penelope as to travel in her was to be truly to the Manor Born), it was only natural that their journey would be just as much about history as the travails and joys of the gypsy life.

Crossing the Nullarbor Plain on roughly the same track taken by the courageous young explorer Edward John Eyre, and following the coast in the wake of the admirable Matthew Flinders, Tim kept a diary of his and Ros's two-month journey. The result is an engrossing travel tale that takes you from Sydney to the far southwest of Western Australia and back. Told with Tim Bowden's wry humour and love of a good yarn, Penelope Goes West brings vividly to life the dramatic stories of pioneer explorers, tales of bush life today and the many ups (and occasional down) of life on the road.

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Penelope and the Manor

Explorers and Prehistoric Ants

We Join the Grey Nomads

When Can I Buy Another Tomato?

Cocktails at Six

Lucky Bay, Wind Farms and Space Junk

A Fiery Christmas

Rolls-Royce Chardonnay at a BMW Price

Whale Oil and Echoes of Antarctica

The Last Bush Camp

Bibliography

ISBN: 9781865083070
ISBN-10: 1865083070
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1