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John McCombe
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Lithuania
Bill and Nigel are now en route to Germany in the fully air conditioned Whippet. Summer is really over and they are doubtful if autumn actually stayed around for long either. They have comforted themselves by staying at the best hotels (the Promenade at L...
Lithuania
Lithuania
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To Riga and more repairs
Almost "castled out" after three more 12th century piles in Sigulda, the "Switzerland of Latvia", eventually the Whippet gets Bill and Liz to Riga, a city that immediately charms them with its canals and elegant buildings, a Latvian St Petersburg. And a re...
To Riga and more repairs
To Riga and more repairs
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Running repairs, bush style
On the road from Dikli to Parnu the Whippet decides to stop in the middle of a single lane bridge. Liz finds out that her role is to push the car to the end of the bridge where Bill can diagnose and fix. Distributor problem, rotor button, and no spare. T...
Running repairs, bush style
Running repairs, bush style
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Meandering down to Latvia
Avoiding the main roads where possible Bill and Liz headed south through Lihula in Estonia, eventually crossing into Latvia on a quiet country road. Note the border guards vehicle in the background. No sooner into Latvia than Bill is back in his element, f...
Meandering down to Latvia
Meandering down to Latvia
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Beautiful Estonia
From Tallinn, down to the coastal town of Haapsalu, ON THE BALTIC. Old castles, rivers, waterfalls, forest, manor houses, and all summery green. The kind of day that really relaxes one. So much so that Bill, the bush mechanic who could coax a ninety year ...
Beautiful Estonia
Beautiful Estonia
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Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia
Summer ends early in the north. It’s September and it’s cold and raining in Finland. Bill and Liz take a quick drive straight to the Helsinki ferry terminal, a quick cruise over the Gulf of Finland, arriving in Tallinn in the same cold, rainy night, and i...
Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia
Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia
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Bondi to the Baltic - Year 3: the Baltic Sea at last.
After 20,000 km from Thailand, across central Asia to Finland in 2014 and 2015, Bill Amann’s dogged little Whippet (named Stan, after his previous long time owner, Stan Perry) had earned a long rest. It had survived six months driving with regular overheat...
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The Park's Communist history
The park covers what was the site of the Thai Communist Party headquarters, hospital and training grounds during the 20 year war with the government that ended in the early 1980s. In 1973 they were joined by hundreds of students after a student uprising of...
The Park's Communist history
The Park's Communist history
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Russian truckie fans
Refuelling at a servo Sergei was talking to some truckies who invariably gather around the cars and ask questions as to the make and origin of the cars and the stupid drivers. He found out that the only topic on the truckies’ channel at the moment is the o...
Russian truckie fans
Russian truckie fans
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Telling our story
Earlier we mentioned being invited to present at the 2016 Adventure Travel Film Festival in Bright. Bright is an aptly named village tucked in the upper Ovens River valley on the way to the alpine snow resorts in north eastern Victoria, and is famous for i...
Telling our story
Telling our story
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