Sunday, March 05, 2006

Driving in the Countryside

If anyone else is interested in adding video footage to their blog, I highly recommend visiting this site for an easy-to-follow tutorial on the topic. Here is a video from a couple of months ago that I took on Jenny's digital camera while she was at the wheel of the Corolla. I will send a gift of a bottle of ginger beer to the first person who can correctly name* the road upon which we were travelling at the time the video was taken.


*Must post the answer as a comment on the blog within seven days of this initial post.

17 comments:

Katie said...

Just a total guess... the Mid Western Highway? Or the Boorowa Road? Basically I have no idea.

The videos are cool.

Alcifer said...

Hiya Katie,

I am glad that you like the videos! Now that I know how to "video-blog", I will endevour to add more to my page.

Your guess with Boorowa Road is really very close to the right answer and you might win the prize! (In fact you took two guesses, but I will let it slide because you are the first to have a crack). The road is not a highway - that's my hint, but it is near the Boorowa Road.

Bye Katie!

PINKO

Pia said...

well i haven't watched the video yet but i think it is young RD. am i right!!! i will watch and see if i change my mind

Alcifer said...

Hiya Pia,

Thanks for having a try. Your guess is fairly close too... But not the correct road. Hint #2: "CAN YOU guess the ROAD name?"

McMaster said...

Hey Pinko
Cant watch your vid at the moment cos work computers are dodgy anyways Guessing is the Olympic Way? Bottling my ginger beer this afternoon will have to compare the end products in the near future my no1 versus i am guessing your around No 20

Alcifer said...

Mixmaster!

Bottling your first brew, hey? That's pretty exciting. I take it that you have rustled the bottles up from somewhere? I bought and drank, (with friends), a couple of cases worth of long necks to get my bottle collection started. Then an older bloke next to Jen's old share house provided the major source of more bottles once we had switched over to drinking our own homebrews. I found that it is possible to buy bottles, but for the slightly higher price of buying the bottles from the bottle shop full of beer, you may as well do it that way. I will be very interested in how your ginger beer comes out. Very interested in the way that I look forward to drinking some of it!

Here's a tip to get more bottles together. While you are waiting a few weeks to get carbonation happening, (so you can't drink you homebrew yet), tell your friends to drink longies and give you the bottles. As an incentive, offer a full longie of homebrew in return for every three for four empties they sling you...

Your guess at the Olympic is close because the road is fairly close to Cowra, but your heading in the wrong direction. Are people reading my hints? Nevertheless, I will provide another hint. Hint No #3: A scenic road - you can see more frogs this way.

Fin said...

Is it Ried's Flat Road Pinko? I am yet to taste the delights of your ginger brew....

Fin said...

That sounded really odd.

PS Pia, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry -I'm a slacko - will be writing you an email pronto!!

angewalsh said...

Kenyu Road on the way to Frogmore??

Katie said...

Is it the Canowindra Road?

Alcifer said...

Dear Angie - you are the winner!

Indeed, the road that Jenny and took on our scenic journey back to Cowra was Kenyu Road. We stopped at a dilapidated mudbrick "house" and had to stop again a little further on for a agitated gaggle of geese. (One of them even tried to attack the Corolla). So Ange, you have earned yourself a bottle of my ginger beer. I will present it to you on the weekend of April 1 - seriously! To Katie, Pia, Mixmaster and Finn - thanks for playing and stay tuned! How about a tasting session for homebrews on that first weekend in April, Mix'?

Again, Ange, well done - definitely a hobbit from the (Cowra) Shire.

PINKO

Alcifer said...

Dear Angie - you are the winner!

Indeed, the road that Jenny and took on our scenic journey back to Cowra was Kenyu Road. We stopped at a dilapidated mudbrick "house" and had to stop again a little further on for a agitated gaggle of geese. (One of them even tried to attack the Corolla). So Ange, you have earned yourself a bottle of my ginger beer. I will present it to you on the weekend of April 1 - seriously! To Katie, Pia, Mixmaster and Finn - thanks for playing and stay tuned! How about a tasting session for homebrews on that first weekend in April, Mix'?

Again, Ange, well done - definitely a hobbit from the (Cowra) Shire.

PINKO

McMaster said...

Hey Pinko
I dont even know where that road is.
Anyways found a place could buy bottles, also drinking longies also trying out PET bottles versus Glass for the Ginger Beer, Now starting a Tooheys Draught. I have a hockey trial on the 1st but will try and get out of it and def up for a homebrew day
Cheers
Mix

fin said...

What's on the 1st April Pinko? Are you heading up to Syd?

I let you know the change of dates for the party didnt I? It's on the 8th now - so for all you guys who didnt know before, please come -it'll be great! McMaster -I expect to see you down here dude!

angewalsh said...

Yay!!! So you're definately coming to sydney on the 1st April Pinko? Awesome can't wait to taste the ginger beer!!

Rimsy said...

Hey Pink, everyone. My first post, how exciting. Never heard of that road. Never been to Cowra either, come to think of it. Hope to see ya sometime soon bud, maybe when you're up here next. I'll be down for Easter if ur gonna be around. Take it easy.

scotty h said...

er um is it parramatta parade?