Tuesday, November 1, 2016

off to the crocodile and toad races

A kiss for good luck
The Brits and their once-far-flung empire have got class. If you don't believe it, just ask them. But there is class and then there is class:
Not even a freak lightning strike and an escaped saltwater crocodile could dampen the spirits at Berry Springs Tavern, 60 kilometres out of Darwin, on Melbourne Cup day.
About 80 people people gathered at the outback pub on Tuesday, to celebrate a horse race 3,700 kilometres away by holding their own version, but with crocodiles and cane toads. The slated turtle race was cancelled after participants allegedly failed a drug test.
If reincarnation were an option, I think I'd want to be an Aussie. Serious and silly, their tales draw me in.

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