Dogga Dare catered for us during our stay at Boulia. Some of you may have heard of him as he is an absolute legend in these parts and most of Qld for that matter. We have been fortunate enough to work with Dogga on a number of projects and he always produces the quality goods. Not only did Dogga have our crew to cater for this weekend, he also had catering at the Races. Well, with an extremely limited crew, we had a few spare hands that jumped in and gave Dogga a lend of them. He was full of thanks as he has been on the road for a few weeks catering at a number of events around the place so Trish’s, Donna’s and Digger’s helping hands were very much appreciated.
Lunch today was at Davenport Downs… What can I say… OMG! This is a massive station, in the middle of nowhere, and lunch was by far and away, up there with the best over the past 30 years. It was amazing! So Yummy! So fresh! All their proceeds wer going to support their beloved charity, the RFDS, so huge win for everyone.
We also had a fuel shipment to Davenport Downs so that all crews could fuel up and get to Stonehenge where the next available fuel is.
Another long, dusty, rough, dry day…. Just how we like them.
Jurassic Park left town early this morning just after our official team as they are finding it slow going in their little rig. Although the whole field passed them throughout the day, the littlest car in the fleet made it to town in daylight.
Today we had a few crew members change over by flying in and out of Longreach. So a couple of sad faces that had to leave, but a couple of happy ones also for those who get to join us for the run home.
Tonight the Stonehenge gift… back to its birthplace. For those of you who don’t know, this is a simple footrace, wearing a hat and boots under the cover of complete darkness. Always good for a laugh and a dare – not to mention the possibility of a few funds being raised for GIVIT.
I am sure there are many notable happenings today, I just haven’t heard of them yet. From the jovial laughter coming from the packed pub, I am sure there will be plenty. The ones I do know of are:
- Car 16 got a flat tyre (well, destroyed really…)
- Car 19 was ‘crabbin’ it’ (I don’t know what that means but it got fixed.)
- 753 had some fuel issues and at the time of writing is the only one still waiting to hit town……. Update. Just as we are getting ready to upload this story the Jagman in #753 has rolled into town, however the old girl stopped just 50m before the days final check in point. Oh so close….. update, ran out of fuel!
We would also like to use the opportunity to highlight and thanks our amazing volunteer officials. Very early starts, long hot and dusty days out beside the road and a faultless commitment to getting their job done and everyone in safe every night. From check points, to sweep vehicles, photographers, work shop mechanics, medics and video crews, we’ve got the lot. All amazing and generous volunteers doing an incredible job and doing us all proud. Our never say never spirit shines bright in this little close knit mob.