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Old 18-09-2019, 01:32 PM   #301
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Eastcoast rest areas are full of cheap a**e backpackers living full time in them.

On my last two trips around Australia observing overseas backpackers they make the grey nomads look like Saints.
The antics this mob get up to is unbelievable at times, they are the scourge of travelers, modern day gypsies!


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"New age travellers" they like to be called.

Grey Nomads are OK as long as they don't bring out the guitar.
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:05 PM   #303
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After following this thread since it started, I am almost tempted to become a grey nomad. I am certainly old and grumpy enough to be a grey nomad and a trip to the warmer north would likely ease my arthritic pains (and also make me less grumpy). It would perhaps be nice to stick it to some of the entitled millennials having a shot at some of us older folk by wilfully doing many of the things they have accused grey nomads of doing and complained about in this thread (nah; I couldnít do that).

However, I did all the caravanning I wanted to in my late teens and early twenties when my mates and I travelled over a much of rural WA often towing a hired caravan (other times using tents or just sleeping in our cars). These days I have no desire to have the hassle of towing any sort of caravan, noting that living in Perth metro, going anywhere, but to this Stateís southwest, involves very long road journeys through mostly desolate uninteresting country that I have travelled through many times before. I also worked most of my life in WA Government agencies that allowed me the opportunity to travel all over WA and often to places well off the tourist routes so there are not many new places for me to see in WA.

Moreover, these days when I do drive in country WA, I too often find I have to take evasive action to avoid impatient idiot drivers who have crossed double white lines to unsafely pass vehicles and are heading on the wrong side of the road for a head on collision with me. I donít know how successful evading a head on collision with these idiots by pulling onto the gravel road verge would be if I was also towing a van.

In any event, these days I prefer to stay in comfortable expensive hotels and just cope the occasional risk of bed bugs, no Internet or poor room service. Holidays these days for me usually involves flying to another stateís capital and hiring a car to see the sights (and staying in hotels or holiday rentals) or travelling overseas and doing similar things. So despite the temptation, I fairly convinced I will never be a caravanning grey nomad. Besides my little remaining hair is white not grey.
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Fancy putting a railway line there!



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Which tune is it you particularly hate? Paranoid, Smoke on the Water, or Brown Eyed Girl?
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.. or "I Was Born Under a Wandering Star" the only song that all those can't sing think they can sing.
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.. or "I Was Born Under a Wandering Star" the only song that all those can't sing think they can sing.
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Well me eyes have bin done so we will be back caravanning on the road again.

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Cav might like Wheeler Walker going by some of his previous picture post.
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Do you mean Wheeler Walker Jr?
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Surely 'Driving wheels' even though it's about long haul truck driving, the reference to 'Motel rooms all left behind' is appropriate considering.

And besides, Branesy's as Australian as meat pies, Kangaroos and Hol...Opal cars
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I always bring a guitar when camping or motorhome travelling.

I've had requests but never a complaint (yet)



But to be fair, I'd never play any of those songs listed
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I thought this was your theme song Cav.

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For lack of a destination...

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