Sunday, April 26, 2009

Comment on The Belmont Club,
"Waltzing Matilda"

Australian Karen on the GPS device is Karen Jacobsen

When I was in Perth/Freemantle they said it was the most isolated European City on Earth. It is closer to Singapore than to Melbourne. As I'm sure I mentioned before in a lovely town called Albany that is as far South as you can get in Western Australia there is a war memorial overlooking the bay. In that perfect place you can stand on top of the cliff and there is nothing but the Southern Ocean between you and Antarctica. That is where the Anzac gathered and departed for war in 1915-16. It is one of the most beautiful spots you will ever see. The monument was originally erected in Alexandria (wiki travel says Port Said) to mark the jumping off point for the Gallipoli expedition. Nasser in his pride and folly lashed out at the memorial of his betters, like Sauron throwing down the monument of Numenor at Umbar, and cast it down, so the Australians gathered up the pieces and reassembled it above King George's Bay.

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