Last night on the bar was the original visitors book from the Stonehenge hotel from 1988. In it was the night that the rally was in town. 13/10/1988. Lots of great names and we have two people on this rally who were there in '88. Roycie Hodge wrote in the same book in the same spot, 30yrs later. Pretty cool.
More country hospitality was experienced in Stonehenge, provided by the local RFDS volunteer auxiliary. Our Ralliers were fed the ‘best ever’ corn meat & vege, as well as individual sticky date puddings with custard and ice-cream. All homemade of course and was simply devine!
Our rally day started with a 50km spectacular, but rugged and rocky loop out of Stonehenge. Car 1959 got stuck in a gully with a broken ball joint and had to be recovered by S1 with the tow truck. The rest of the day had awesome views of mountainous ranges and spectacular wide open plains.
The servo at Stonehenge ran out of fuel last night which caused mild anxiety in a few crews who were last to town, but this was short lived when we found out the fuel truck was due early this morning.
Beam Team, Car 217 have been with us for a long time now and are a full 4 member crew. Well this year, team member Paul, was sick at the start of the RBR so the rest of the team had to leave him behind… That was until yesterday when Paul flew into Longreach to join his crew. Well, what a sight. They are all happy and smiles today that they are all back together.
Birthdays today were acknowledged, especially of RB’s sister Lynette. Happy Birthday Lynette! Sharing this day with you are Karen in car 109 and Stuie Hill in car 55.
Toompine tonight with no phone service. Or at least, almost none. Some lucky Ralliers may get a bar from the wifi on the deck of the pub.
Tomorrow morning in Toompine, GIVIT are delivering sporting equipment to the local community so no doubt that will start us all off on the right foot for the day (as we do every day here on the RBR).