A geographical thesaurus

I’m a lover of words and a keen if infrequent traveller. So this story in the Travel section of the Telegraph caught my eye:

Bland reaches out to Dull and Boring – The Australian town of Bland Shire is looking to cash in on its uninteresting name by establishing links with the village of Dull in Scotland and Boring in Oregon.

It’s just a little story, I know, but it made me smile. These towns would seem to be united not only by their ‘mutually mundane monikers’ (I wish I’d thought of that – but it’s in the piece), but by their sense of fun and their ability to spot the opportunity and see the positive.

The same story is reported here in the Sydney Morning Herald. Accompanying it is a truly stunning – and not in the least bland – picture taken on Lake Cowal in Bland Shire. Worth checking out if you like your sun-on-water landscapes