motorcycles, travel, friendship, respect… I may drift off into WTF-land at times so hang in there.

Exterminate!

G’day

OK, hands up all the Doctor Who fans out there…

What’d ya mean “Who?”

Doctor Who!

You know? The Time Lord bloke that bounces around the universe in a British Police Box he calls “The Tardis”.

Yeah that bloke.

Deepwater NSW

Deepwater NSW (New England Highway)

Well we didn’t spot him or his police box, but we did spot one of his arch enemies just north of Deepwater NSW.

Thinks to self…

Strange name for a town, seeing there’s no rivers or creeks nearby and it’s about 200 km (120 mi) from the coast. I guess the Europeans that settled the area back in the day had a sense of humor when they named it.

Exterminate 101

Dry, Hot, Flat...

Exterminate 102

And Straight (New England Highway)

I reckon the Ngarabal people got it right though. They lived on the land for thousands of years and called it Talgambuun, which means dry country with many dead trees. 

Seems more fitting to me.

Wait… Did I say that out loud?

Anyway, there we were, motoring along the New England Highway just north of Deepwater, 40 km (25 miles) north of Glenn Innes when we spot this Dalek.

Surely We Were Seeing Things...

Surely We Were Seeing Things...

Like a sentry it stood proudly a the gate to a property called Kurrajong.

It’d been over 40°C (104° F) for three days and we were on our third day in the thick of it. So we decided to pull up, have a break, take on some water and make sure the heat hadn’t fried our brains.

After we refreshed, the Dalek was still there and in the time we had been stopped, about 15 minutes, another two cars had pulled up to take some photos.

We weren’t seeing things!

The Legend

The Legend

The Dalek’s name is Dwater and there is a legend attached to his existence and how he came to arrive at Deepwater.

We found out later that Dwater is quite the tourist attraction and has a bit of a reputation for posing for photos and acting all chill like.

You know if I had a lazy AU $7,500 I’d give him a new home, he is for sale after all.

Cheers

 

Dwater Loves Cuddles

Dwater Loves Cuddles

He Wouldn't Give Me A Cuddle Though :-(He Wouldn’t Give Me A Cuddle Though 😦

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7 responses

  1. Who knew you’d find a Dalek out in the middle of nowhere. Although I hate to admit I’ve never seen an episode. My brother is a diehard fan of the shows and even has personalized license plates on all his vehicles in reference (I think one is ‘Tardis’).

    The scenery looks pretty but the temperature sounds entirely too hot for riding.

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    November 26, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    • Those temps are just a taste. We aren’t even into summer yet. The real killer is tbe humidity. We want to head back that way in a few months if we can and explore a bit more.

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      November 26, 2014 at 6:50 PM

  2. Great story 🙂 I actually did LOL when I scrolled down and there it was… a dalek

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    November 26, 2014 at 7:24 PM

  3. LOVE the Dalek! 😀

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    November 26, 2014 at 11:21 PM

  4. Reblogged this on Living on a Shoe String and commented:
    Oh my. Is this what I think it is??? Woohoo

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    December 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM

  5. What a strange and interesting find! Awesome pics with the darlek. Haven’t seen that show since I was a kid.

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    January 31, 2017 at 6:08 PM

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