Is that the same moon we see in England

As you can well imagine I get asked a lot of questions as a tour guide, most are run of the mill, some are really good and indepth but there are also some questions you have to shake your head at…. here are some examples….

Standing on the beach at Cape Le Grand NP watchin an amazing moon rise, the whole group was stunned when a young English girl piped up with “Is that the same moon we see in England”…. it took people minds several seconds to realise what she had said and then everyone erupted into laughter.. one red faced backpacker…

Pulling up at the dingo fence I went through my normal spiel about the length and what its purpose was, it is a wire fence that is the longest fence in the world so people automaticly think of the great wall of China, the crew all exit the bus for photos etc to then hear a German girl ask “can you see the dingo fence from space”… I shook my head, smiled and told her “Only if you have dingos eyes”….

Day 2 out of Adelaide, cruizing down the highway we pass the mining comunity of Iron Knob (yes there is a town in Australia called Iron Knob), a small town that sits in the shadow of a huge mine site… Eva from germany come striding up the bus to ask me “Simo what do they mine at Iron Knob”… i told her diamonds, Eva was great, she had a daily stupid question and would even announce to the group she was about to ask one…

Along with stupid questions there are stupid acts as well…

The first that comes to mind was also very sweet, Kasumi from Japan (or Kaz) was desperate to make a phone call as we crossed the Nullarbor… language was an issue and I dont think she really understood that we would have no reception for several days… Kaz had seem me on the onboard phone system on the bus so at Koonalda homestead in the middle of the desert I go into the bus to find her with her nokia pressed up next to the bus phone cradle dialing her phone…

Cape Le Grand NP in the middle of summer and around 39Âșc, most of the crew just wanted to swim but one young Dutch guy insisted on going for a hike, i told him it was a bad idea but he insisted that he knew what he was doing and would be ok… I dropped him off for the 6km, 2 1/2 hike back to camp….3 1/2 hours later a four whell drive drops him off back at camp dehydrated, sunburnt and with a good dose of sun stroke…. he hiked with no hat 1 litre of water and dressed all in black…

We are on a hike through the Perongerup Ranges in WA, a beautiful little stroll to the top of a hill with stunning views. On the way back down Ann a 54 yr old english woman decides to stop for a toilet stop…no problems plenty of srub to hide in… but no she takes her piss on a big rock overlooking the valley. As she stands up she slips in her own urine,smashes her camera to bits, gashes her elbow, bruises her arse and blames me for the whole episode…