Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dirty Down Under

Fire the name Julia Galvin into the GOOGLE search engine and you’ll find out everything you ever wanted to know about the World Bog Snorkelling Championships. Julia, 37 of Ireland, was recovering from a serious accident and on 16 painkillers a day when she decided it might be fun to try bog snorkelling; now she’s up there with the world champs and is about to make an appearance at Queensland’s Dirt’nDust Festival on April 4-6, at the coincidentally-named, Julia Creek. She’ll take on Australia’s brawniest bog snorkellers in a sloppy event that calls for compulsory snorkel and flippers. The aim? To complete two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard filled trench cut through peat bog in the shortest possible time. If you feel like joining them for a down and dirty weekend, check

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