What’s a weary Aussie traveller to do after a few hours and a few hundred kilometres on the road? Stagger from the car – reeling from too much sitting and legs crossed since the last few sips of water – and head straight for the loo, of course! Or the nearest tree … It’s an Aussie outback traveller’s rite of passage!!
So how desperate would you be if you’ve just crossed the universe, and you’re a gazillion light years from home??
Appropriate facilities – or intelligent life forms – aren’t always easy to find in this corner of the universe, so local and intergalactic travellers will be relieved (in more ways than one) to learn that Wycliffe Well, deep in the heart of the Northern Territory, and self-styled UFO capital of OZ doesn’t just cater for mere earthlings!
Alien body waste disposal technology is still a new science here on Earth, however Wycliffe Well’s ground-breaking inclusive convenience block labelling is sure to minimise offence no matter how far or from where the visitor has travelled! Or to what facilities s/he/it is accustomed …
While the simple earth technology might not meet home galaxy standards, I would defy ANY traveller to wander amongst the random statues and murals tastefully adorning the grounds and not find something to make one feel at home!
With the possible exception of the Elvis campsite …
And if that fails, there’s always the Galaxy Auditorium and Restaurant …
Sceptics may scoff at tiny Wycliffe Well’s high per-capita UFO sighting rate – in 2002 the Sun Herald ranked it 5th in the world for UFO activity – and the uninformed will almost certainly put it down to substance abuse overindulgence; but who’s to say this isn’t an alien home away from home??
After the wonders we experienced on our 2008 visit, I suspect extraterrestrial navigation systems throughout the universe will be busy programming in Wycliffe Well’s coordinates!!
AND … maybe one day Wycliffe Well will have the first certified amenities block in OZ to meet intergalactic standards!
I guess I’ll just have to hold on ’til then!!
* Pix by Pilchard
** Pic by a random stranger