Like a Lover, Scorned

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:51

Baz - The Landy

Photos and Story: Baz - The Landy

Recently we headed off on a Western Deserts trip taking in the Anne Beadell Highway, the Sandy Blight Junction, and some other marvellous places along the way.
You can read a little more about that trip here...

I’ve always considered the journey is what the trip is all about, even the bits in between the good bits. But having said that, touring and travelling in this great country of ours usually means “covering the miles” to get to an objective of some kind.

On our recent trip we pulled up in the small town of Peterborough for a cup of tea and bite to eat, doing so in a park not too far from the centre of town. Very pleasant indeed, and perhaps next time we will spend a little more time there to explore it just a little bit further.

Now Mrs Landy, Janet, my wonderful partner, and I have been together for over thirty years, childhood sweethearts, almost, having lived next door to each other in the Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove. Neither of us has experienced what it might be like to leave one lover, for another, only to run into your ex-partner at the very moment you are looking longingly at your new beau!

Well, not in the last thirty years anyway...

Perhaps against all odds, as we were downing a piping hot cup of tea on what was a fairly cold and wintry afternoon in downtown Peterborough, South Australia, the “Old Landy” or “Old Whitey” as it is referred to these days, pulled up, right where we were sitting, as perhaps a scorned lover would.

Oddly, I had never met the gentlemen who had purchased “Old Whitey” as Janet took care of the sale, so I introduced myself and he said it was travelling well…

But it did leave us thinking was this “an old lover’s curse” as we headed for the deserts!

Seemingly not, the big Toyota V8 performed exceptionally well...

Have you ever had a similar experience, Um, with your vehicle, I’ll stay out of your love affairs otherwise?

Just in case you were wondering “Baz – The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three Land Rover Defenders, but as you can see this has now changed...

And yes, thank you, I've recovered fully from the experience!

But “Baz – The Landy” reference has stuck...!

Cheers, Baz – The Landy, Outback Australia…
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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