Friday, 13 July 2012

International Travels

We've taken an unexpected international sojourn! Last night we spent the best night yet, and we weren't even in Australia. We travelled into the Principality of Hutt River, camped with John and made a camp fire to cook our steaks.

This morning, we had a personalised tour from Prince Leonard.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, Leonard and Shirley Casley seceded from Australia in 1970 by exploiting a legal loophole in the Australian constitution. Originally this was over unfair quotas imposed on the wheat crops. His website makes very interesting reading, and explains things much better than I can. Prince Leonard is a true character. He is obviously very intelligent, well read and interesting. He has collected a varied array of things from all over the world and is generous with his time showing them to visitors. As we travelled there, a truckie told John on the CB radio that the visit would be a waste of fuel. He could not have been more wrong!

Sadly, this is where we parted ways with John. He headed left out the gate, while we turned right.