Ich habe es mir auch runtergeladen und bin nun im Kapitel South Australia beim Abschnitt "Wolrd´s End" angelangt (Seite 44). Ein sehr beeindruckendes Buch und sehr einfach zu lesen (Tagebuchstil) und mit tollen Bildern geschmückt.
[spoil]We arrived here on Saturday afternoon after a journey through some of the smallest towns in the world, ‘we’ being three humans and two dogs, Thor and Tia, Thor being a cute little black puppy, and Tia a very fat Staffordshire bull terrier, with the nickname of Lumpy Dog. Our destination: World’s End, 150km northeast of Adelaide and somewhere in the vicinity of Burra, the place where the copper was discovered that saved South Australia from bankruptcy. It sounds quite close to civilisation, but there’s nothing to the north and east but desolate outback.
When we got here we set up camp and started to get a good fire going, and the whole Saturday night was the most incredible experience. We cooked on a little cooking fire Karen made, as Dave had brought the wrong connector for the gas barbie (which didn’t make him too popular); you make a cooking fire by digging a little hole, lining it with rocks, and putting the red-hot coals from the main fire in the hole to create a really hot, smoke-free fire.
We marvelled at the night sky, and saw the comet in the northeast. We fished for yabbies in the creek, and caught a fair amount. Yabbies are like prawns with big pincers like lobster: they’re freshwater crayfish, and you catch them in a yabbie net from waterholes in slow-flowing creeks, and chuck them into a boiling billy of water, which we had on a stand over the fire. Yabbies are lovely – they taste like fishy prawns – and there’s somethingamazingly Australian about catching yabbies in a creek…[/spoil]