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    Drive From UK to Australia


    Thought I'd see whether it would be possible to drive from the UK to Australia (like you do, LOL). Turns out you nearly can. Perhaps more suprising though is that it's about 12,000 miles, or to put it another way, about the distance an average person drives every single year. No wonder we hate traffic jams.

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    LOL, ARC! Why don't you be adventurous and take the northern route? Better have a FV4034 Challenger 2 tank when you go through Afghanistan, though!


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    Not bad for a weekend drive! I would be going the otherway though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    LOL, ARC! Why don't you be adventurous and take the northern route? Better have a FV4034 Challenger 2 tank when you go through Afghanistan, though!
    Or even more Northern. With the right vehicle, I wonder whether you could time it so the Bering Straight was frozen over and then drive from the UK to America. Or maybe 'improvise' like these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
    Not bad for a weekend drive! I would be going the otherway though.
    I don't think it'd work going the other way, because you'd probably get to around Greece/Croatia and think "This is close enough, I'll just stay here in the warm."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
    Not bad for a weekend drive! I would be going the otherway though.
    I don't think it'd work going the other way, because you'd probably get to around Greece/Croatia and think "This is close enough, I'll just stay here in the warm."
    Whatever you two do, where your seat belts and keep it under a hundred!

    I myself would rather travel by boat. Nothing less than a 40-footer. More or less hug the coast stopping at tiki bars along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I myself would rather travel by boat. Nothing less than a 40-footer. More or less hug the coast stopping at tiki bars along the way.
    Yeah, me too to be honest. If money were no object I'd do just that and probably live on a boat half of the year travelling around from marina to marina. The other half I'd be somewhere in the mountains Skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I myself would rather travel by boat. Nothing less than a 40-footer. More or less hug the coast stopping at tiki bars along the way.
    Yeah, me too to be honest. If money were no object I'd do just that and probably live on a boat half of the year travelling around from marina to marina. The other half I'd be somewhere in the mountains Skiing.
    Found a parking spot, just need a boat now.
    Cavtat in the summer

    I also came across Paul Allen's boat 'Octopus', my god that thing's more like a trans-atlantic ocean liner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Thought I'd see whether it would be possible to drive from the UK to Australia (like you do, LOL). Turns out you nearly can. Perhaps more suprising though is that it's about 12,000 miles, or to put it another way, about the distance an average person drives every single year. No wonder we hate traffic jams.

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    That would be one epic road trip!!!
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    I saw someone who has done that - with a bike. It was in our local newspaper a while ago.
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