Students Cover 2,500 Miles
On Motor Scooter
SYDNEY students Graeme Dessaix (24) and Ray
Newell (22), who arrived in Hobart yesterday,
have covered 2,500 miles on a motor scooter during the past five weeks.
They have with them a tent, sleeping bags, side packs, petrol and oil. water bags, and food, weighing altogether 100lb.
After leaving Sydney they went to Melbourne via Canberra, then travelled to Adelaide by the Great Ocean Road.
On their return to Melbourne they sailed to Beauty Pt., and spent a few days in Launceston.
They travelled south to St. Marys by the East Coast Rd., and then went inland to Conara, where they joined the main highway to Hobart.
"We have, struck some bad roads during our travels," Dessaix
said, "but the East Coast Rd. is the worst and most dangerous."
He said because they camped at each place they visited, they were having a "reasonably economical" holiday.
The scooter ls a 11/4- h.p. two-stroke Italian Lambretta, a type uncommon in Australia.
Loaded the scooter will travel 96 miles to the gallon, and unloaded 140 miles.
Last year they hitch-hiked from Sydney to Townsville and covered 4.000 miles.
They said they found travelling easier by motor scooter.