Legends from our own lunchtimes

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


The Kiwi bloke from the campercar saw our flag and wandered over.

"How far have you come today?" he asked.

I replied that we had actually decided we needed a break from travelling and it was time to do some washing and other chores. Besides, we quite like it here so we'd not actually come from anywhere today, nor probably would we go anywhere tomorrow.

"So how far did you come yesterday then?" he persisted, offering that he and his wife had driven pretty much directly from Pompeii, and probably hadn't stopped for a week.

"Almost four kilometres." I explained.

He blinked and checked that he'd heard correctly. Well we didn't start till latish, and we didn't feel like going any further once we got here. I explained that our schedule was starting to close in on us though and within a fortnight we needed to be in Nancy.

 I think that may have been the point at which he became incredulous.

"We were there this afternoon" he said, and that one line probably sums up why we choose to travel by boat!


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