Alan and Paula hit Australia 2003/2004 travel blog


Hello everybody.

Just a short note to let you know that i am now a wanted criminal in Australia. On the run. From the law. If I dont pay my fine.

For what heinous crime did I become such a wanted man.

I didnt kill anyone.

I didnt sell drugs or rob anybody

I didnt assault anybody.

MY CRIME: Not wearing a seatbelt in the back seat of a car.

THE FINE: $243

That's right TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE DOLLARS OF MY HARD EARNED CASH.. Bastards.

We were coming back from the supermarket on Saturday and I had my seatbelt on on the way there, but hadn't yet put it back on when Constable Nothing Better To Do pulled us up with his siren. Great. At least Vikky who was driving wasn't still drunk from the night before. Phew. Anyway I got fined and she got fined the same amount for being responsible for my actions. Brilliant.

To add insult to injury, Gavin the hostel bus driver got caught speeding a few nights later and only got fined $130. Something not quite right there.

Anyway we're leaving for New Zealand in three weeks for a short break and we have booked our flights home which will cost us $1300. This is not bad for the middle of November but I'm not sure if I'll be able to stand the smell of cattle and sheep for 23 hours. We go to Thailand on 19 November and fly home on December 10th.

Not much else to say, working hard, partying hard and meeting lots of good people. And Germans.

Bye for now.

Alan


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