More Flash Than A Rat With A Gold Tooth!!
Trip Start Aug 06, 2011
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As we powered our Spaceship along increasingly isolated roads the topology changed dramatically and although we weren't in the Outback highlighted in most Australian tourism brochures, it certainly seemed like a reasonable replica
Denied their share of attention the birds were making noises like none we had ever heard- here we were watching Cockatoo's, Parrots, Kookaburras, and various other colour explosions that we would usually only see in pet store cages, and they still only rated second billing.
One of the guides at the Lodge had organized an evening campfire where he talked us through his 8 years of traveling every corner of Australia. The stories were good but the Aussie expressions were priceless. My favourite (and I'm trying to figure out how to work it into everyday conversation); "he had more flash than a rat with a gold tooth". It was a winner with "up earlier than a sparrows first fart" a distant second.
We booked a trip through the Undara Lava Tubes (ostensibly why we were here) and our guide turned out to be far more excited by lava than any one man had any right to be. The tubes themselves were pretty spectacular topped only by the description of how they were formed- volcanoes in Australia, who knew?