06-Jul-2000 -- Well, right after we did 29S 153E, Lorette and I decided
we'd drive the extra couple of hours to 29S 152E. It was, after all, a nice excuse to
see more of the countryside, birds, and wild animals (the sort that go "boing,
boing, boing" across the road :-)
So we kept driving, out towards Warwick, and then up towards Toowoomba.
They have such great place names in Australia...
Anyway, after a wonderful lunch in a winery (did I mention that Australian wines
are great, and the people are wonderful, and the scenery is unbelievably beautiful?),
we reached a farmers sorghum field just before sunset. And once more, the
conversation that we had earlier in the day at Beaudesert repeated itself:
"Do you mind if we walk across your field and take a couple of pictures?"
"Oh, no, I don't mind. But what for?" "Well, have you ever seen a
GPS?" "Oh, yes". "Well, there's this bunch of crazy yanks who
go to degree confluences, taking pictures..." and he was sold, too!
So we walked across the cut stalks of sorghum (which look something like corn
stalks),gingerly avoiding the cow pies, until we reached the confluence. And on the
walk back, we were treated to a most amazing sunset!