Don Quixote Theme as Werewolf of Oz reaches Cervantes

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ramblin’ video was a reminder that we haven’t had an episode from Grey’s epic classic comedy-fantasy Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps for quite a while. Why, in the last episode, Grey was enjoying itself in Grey, which was a nice place to stay. Here’s what happened next:

15.  DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANZA FROM CERVANTES

I left Grey feeling glad to be Grey. I thought I could whizz down to Perth in no time, but fancied more company, so I hitch-hiked from Cervantes.

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza from Cervantes

English: Bronze statues of Don Quixote and San...
English: Bronze statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Detail of the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España in Madrid (Spain). Español: Estatuas de bronce de Don Quijote y Sancho Panza. Detalle del monumento a Cervantes de la Plaza de España de Madrid (España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had only stuck my thumb out for a minute or two when an old camper-van pulled up, and a guy shouted: ‘Hola greyngo, you wanna de lift, come on pronto.’

I needed no more invitation, and rushed to the van before hopping in. The driver introduced himself as Sancho Panza, and his more cavalier passenger as Don Quixote.

They said they had been in Cervantes all their lives, so it felt good to be out and about.

Jo Brand and Russell Brand on the Brand Highway

Don Quijote e Sancho Panza
Don Quijote e Sancho Panza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we drove down the Brand Highway we saw an odd-looking couple hitching south. Sancho picked them up as well. The hitchers introduced themselves as Jo and Russell Brand. It didn’t take long before they were cracking jokes left, right and centre, so it turned out to be a fun ride.

Although it meant more room for me, I was quite sad when we dropped the Brands off on the edge of the Badginarra National Park. They said they were going to stay with a band of badgers.

The van calmed down a little after that, but was still very jolly, with Don jumping about to Midnight Oil and Men at Work music.

The Edge of Perth

We whizzed along the edge of Perth, passing Cataby, which was full of cats; Orange Springs, which was very orange; and the Moore River National Park, which had less river than I expected.

I don’t know what was going on in Beermullah; it seemed confused. That was not the case with Banksia Grove, where artistic paintings told a clear story.

We arrived in Perth with space and time having sped by, and many great memories stored in my noggin.

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Notes

Hitching can be dangerous.
noggin – slang for head.
Sancho Panza and Don Quixote (fictional characters created by Cervantes, which is also the name of a Western Australia town).
Jo Brand and Russell Brand (British comedienne and comedian).
Midnight Oil and Men at Work (Aussie bands).
Banksy (British artist).

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