Most crews will be camping at the camp ground where the golf course is, however some crews found accommodation at a couple of nearby shearers quarters. The cricket oval at Pooncarrie, next to the Golf Course and campground was very nice and green, and it attracted a large mob of roos and even a few emus!
Cars 101, 118 & 888 joined the cruise course today and followed the main roads to Pooncarrie. These roads were still rough and dusty, but just not as much as the rally course. The cruise course went via Cobar, Wilcannia and Menindee where the famous Menindee grapes are grown, check these out next time your travelling through!
The winner of the ‘DumbleBee’ award went to Car 81, Col Desbrow and Kurt Carlyon for having a “boot full of loot”! What they did was drive through the forestry with their boot unlatched and each time they went over a bump the boot would open and something would fall out. The car behind, car 62, was stopping and picking up their loot, consisting of a water bottle, sleeping bag, jacket etc. Soon after winning the award car 81 was looking for a bungee cord to keep their loot safe.
Any cars that were spick and span this morning are now chockers full of dust! We are all interested in watching the bus boys do a sweep out of the bus!
Everyone received a packed lunch at their smoko stop today and were encouraged to eat it near the old W Tree Hotel site. A fair few people stopped but some wanted to keep going as they knew today was a long hard day and they didn't want to be getting home too late after dark.
Roads were quite rough and dusty, there were a lot of unexpected bull dust holes, so we all had to be quite cautious. Lots and lots of pigs, roos, goats and emus seen on everyone's travels today.
Notable vehicle happenings today:
- Cars 55 broke a shockie and 707 helped fix it on the side of the road. They were back on the road and checking into admin at Pooncarrie by 6:30pm
- Car 14, Sandman, decided to skip the suggested lunch destination at W Tree Hotel and ate lunch on the run. They left Nyngan towards the end off the pack and made up a heap of time by skipping lunch and arrived mid way through the pack this afternoon.
- S1 broke a rear shackle mount and had to weld it up on the side of the road
- Not many others today which is fantastic! Hopefully this means everyone has had their shake down over the past two days and are ready to rally on for the next five days.