Modes of Travel: The good old days

I think we are very lucky these days.  There are so many options of different ways of travel, but I have to admit when I see these I still feel a little envious. Never judge your life on how big a house you own or model of car.  Instead, enjoy what you have.  I would be proud to own any of these, although I do not think I could afford them.

I believe that the owner of the vehicles below restored them himself and has traveled all over Australia in them. What a way to go.

 

This is the way to travel
This is the way to travel- I spotted these as I went up town shopping in Northam

 

On a Recent trip around Australia 2016 through Kimba we saw this beetle and caravan.

A step back in time
A step back in time

 

I am sure many of our readers would also love to own one of more of these older style vehicles.  Would you?

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Modes of Travel: Cycling Around Australia

You can enjoy traveling around Australia in many different ways. Some require more energy than others, and some offer more protection too.  You might enjoy one of these two ways to experience traveling.

Cycling your way Around Australia, cheaper but takes lots of energy
Cycling your way Around Australia, cheaper but takes lots of energy

We have even seen a guy that rode his push bike all the way from Melbourne and up the Oodnadatta track.  We caught up with him at the pink Roadhouse.

Motorbike travel costs a little more although easier on the body.
Motorbike travel costs a little more although easier on the body.

Owners of these took a rest at Tolga.

Motorbikes

Have you ever had a go at travelling through our wonderful country on one of these.

Bob the Railway Dogs Statue in Peterborough in South Australia

I have to admit I am a sucker for animal stories. I found this statue while staying overnight in Peterborough. It is recorded that  between the years of 1881-1894 that Bob the Railway Dog a German Coolie/Smithfield  enjoyed traveling on the South Australian Railways (known also as Terowie Bob).

Evidently Bob enjoyed the company of the railway workers near Strathalbyn, although his owner from the Macclesfield Hotel cared for him, he used to disappear all the time. It is believed that Bob was picked up as a stray in Adelaide with many other dogs and taken to Quorn to help with the eradication of rabbits.

Stop and read the information on his statue when passing through the main street of Petorborough
Stop and read the information on his statue when passing through the main street of Peterborough

William Ferry a guard working at Petersburg (original name of Peterborough) registered him as his dog in 1884.Bob enjoyed traveling with him on the trains. Evidently his favorite place of travel was sitting on a Yankee engine, attracted by the smoke coming from the engine. Never fussy as to where his next meal came from while enjoying these journeys.

He soon became a familiar site traveling on all types of trains often emptying compartments by barking loudly to ward of the passengers. He became a favorite of the workers who allowed him to travel free. It is believed he traveled through many states in Australia on his adventurous life.  More information on Bob.