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Thursday, March 2, 2000
Mount Gambier to Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Adelaide, SA, Australia:
Latitude: 34° 55' 37" South
Longitude: 138° 35' 45" East
Altitude: 326 feet
From Seattle: 9400 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Cannon St Backpackers

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Route: Car: Princes Highway (A1)
Path:Mount Gambier - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Linear:258 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1057
Linear Dist: 206836
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 255
More stats...
Hotels: 333
Friends / Family: 287
Camping: 121
Hostels: 233
Transit: 69
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3774

Journal Entry:
Hot, long, driving day. It wasn't really that long, but it was so hot it seemed long. It peaked at 42°C (108°F) - it cooled off a little mid-afternoon when some clouds rolled in, but the humidity jumped and that made it feel even worse. Got into Adelaide mid a little after four. Checked into a backpacker's - splurged again for a single since I'm going to have all my stuff out of the car packing for New Zealand. Called Rachel (traveled with in Syria in March '98) and aranged to meet tomorrow.

I was going to call home, but then realized that I sort of changed time zones yesterday. Sort of because the time only changed a half hour - is there any place else in the world with half time zones? Spent most of the evening sitting in front of the fan sewing. I haven't done any repair work since Bali so there was a lot to do - didn't finish it, but made a pair of shorts serviceable, and maybe my favorite sarong will last a few more months. Took a cold shower then went to the hostel's bar for a couple beers. In bed pretty early.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Adelaide
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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