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26 November 2011 / leggypeggy

Our last addition—Eamon

Eamon enjoys a fresh watermelon juice in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Our London to Sydney overland trip goes for 24 weeks, but no one is obliged to do the entire trip.

Eamon, who is on the trip without his wife, Mary, didn’t want to be away from home for almost six months so joined in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. He was an identity from the start, and had a few annoying—for him—hiccups at the beginning.

It all started when someone stole his camera from his bag in the hostel. This happened before we arrived, but most of us are meddlers (me especially) and we all urged him to let the police ransack all the bags in the hostel. He was too nice to allow this, so we’ll never know whether the perpetrator was a Pole, an Iranian or someone else.

Not long afterwards, in Sheki, Azerbaijan, Eamon had a nasty encounter with a ditch and twisted an already problematic knee. For a short while he toyed with the idea of going home, but we talked him out of it, assuring him that as long as he could hoist himself into the truck, he’d be fine. The knee is still wonky, but Eamon is quite good at working around the issue.

Eamon is especially pleased with himself for becoming adept at using chopsticks while on the trip. He’s also looking forward to spending Christmas with his son, who lives in Melbourne. Thanks to badgering from her ‘Aussie’ son, Mary will be joining Eamon in  Australia for Christmas. We’re blessed that before heading to Melbourne, they’ll be stopping in Rosedale (our coast house) and Canberra.


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  1. Louise M Oliver / Nov 27 2011 12:34 pm

    Hello Eamon,
    You, like everyone on the trip, sound like a real trooper. I hope you’ve enjoyed the trip except for that really annoying part of losing your camera.

    And Peggy, with this wide variety of people coming to Canberra to catch up with you and Poor John, I think a party sounds better and better all the time. I’ll try to fix the weather. We’re not having outside party weather on the home front at the moment.

    Best as always.


    • leggypeggy / Nov 27 2011 12:40 pm

      Yes, Louise, please get to work on the weather. 🙂



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