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Almost to the Valley

(Tuesday, March 23) 

Tuesday morning Yeti dropped me off at the train station and I headed into Perth to meet up with the tour bus. Of course, I got a little lost and of the two people I stopped to ask, one was from Melbourne and even more stunned than I and the other was from Houston, Texas although he did know the right direction to point me in. See, the thing that causes most of my lostness is that I have absolutely no innate sense of east or west so when I come to one of the streets I need to be on, without fail I ALWAYS choose the wrong direction to go in to find the cross street and so end up backtracking and then getting even more turned about so that when I inevitably ask for directions I'm usually within 200 metres of what I'm looking for. Back in the day I used to wander for quite a while before asking directions but I'm older now, and wiser, and far less self-conscious about asking as soon as I feel like I'm heading in the wrong directions. People all over the world have been amused by me and well, if that's my lot in life then it's been a job well done.

Ooo, it's raining here in Byron so I may just shut this down before my precious Dell gets wet and malfunctions. Back soon!

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Reader Comments (2)

Complaint (plaintive) ... this is too long ago. I want some Nowness.

Pot, please let me introduce you to kettle....
April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarsparilla
Seconded! I'm not much better I know - but I need support...
April 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfishboy

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