ABC Breakfast Show: Let a Regional Show Pull You Out of the City

 

Great discussion on the ABC Saturday Breakfast Show about the lure of the regional shows – the agriculural shows – that can get city folk hitting the road for a day trip or weekender.

Regional shows have big tractors, big roosters and rams and if you’re lucky, big scones and mock chicken sandwiches in the CWA tent.

A wander through sideshow alley with spruikers enticing your participation with great calls of, “Don’t be bashful, don’t be shy, step on up and have a try!”

Just remember the golden rule on the Dodgems/Bumper Cars; “One way ’round only drivers, one way ’round only!  Left hand down, left hand down is the only way ’round!”

Showduck

6PR with Chris Ilsley: Putting A Face To The Name – Mount Agung

 

She is an old girl.  She is the Old Girl.  She is over 3000m high.  That’s nearly a kilometre higher than Australia’s biggest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, and about two kilometres than Western Australia’s biggest peak, Bluff Knoll.

In my discussion on 6PR’s Perth Tonight with Chris Ilsley, we discussed my fears in climbing this volcano (twice!) and the view from the top and just what it means for Mount Agung to be a member of the Ring of Fire.

In the picture above, I have reached the summit and the pyramid shape you can see is the shadow of Mt Agung projected onto the clouds and ground below.