Although it has been a very wet trip with lots of rain over the past couple of months and weeks, and although there is lots and lots of water and mud everywhere that we look, we have still been able to use almost all of our planned course. This is thanks to the great support we get from ‘property owners’ and the many small communities which we have visited and travelled through.
Today we had a reasonably short day into Broken Hill. It was designed to be a fun filled morning with a bit of time left in the afternoon to update repairs and maintenance on the cars before the going gets tough. The easy bit is over, from here on in it starts to get real.
As you can see from all the photos, today we had a rare opportunity to photograph just about every car (that followed the course). RB was in his favourite ‘Outback’ office doing a few media interviews on the satellite phone, so there was a bit of time in between calls to grab a few shots as they passed by. Not every cars is there, a few are playing it carful and preserving themselves for the days across the Anne Beadell and are therefore choosing to divert around some of the rougher sections.
Each year RB has an idiot of the day award. Over the years we have had many items for our ‘idiots’ to claim for a day. This year we have a white robe with ‘GOD Almighty’ written on it. The idea being that GOD Almighty… that was stupid, or God Almighty, what were you thinking! We always have plenty of contenders for this award for things like, having stickers made which say ‘Offical’ instead of ‘Official’, leaving your undies at home, losing random items, locking yourself on the wrong side of a gate, running over a gate post… you get the idea. There are always plenty of stories to tell and laughs to be had each morning to keep us entertained. As you will see from one the photo’s, todays lucky recipient was Shayne Moore.