Cars & crews left Broken Hill early this morning to head out to Silverton to have our breakfast. I am sure most of you have heard of Silverton and seen it as a backdrop to many Australian movies and commercials, not to mention the number of TV shows which have visited the town for a number of reasons. Anyway, great spot. Plenty to look at and great facilities. Recommend you put it on your ‘to do’ list.
From Silverton we headed west, out into private property. We are very privileged to have access to some of the most amazing country which isn’t accessible to the general public, or other general events really. Anyway, today has been spectacular. So much so, that it is a bit indescribable, but I’ll do my best. Travelling up, over and through the Gammon Ranges (Northern Flinders) in South Australia is unlike anywhere else in Australia. So much so, you begin to think you could be anywhere in the world or even the universe. Some of the land scape was surley an indication of Mars. Breathtaking. First you begin to see the silhouette of the ranges and as you get closer they slowly grow to become a rugged and majestic backdrop which is stunning. It was a great experience to see the ranges from early this morning then slowly track toward them, through and over them then out the other side late in the afternoon.
Holy moly we had some rough tracks today! Very slow going. The kind you have to crawl over, roll through and bounce around. All cars and crews made it through with the kind of smile you get when you take on a challenge and get to the other end. It never ceases to amaze me what these old 2WD cars can actually do with the right preparation and driver. Even the drivers and crews are amazed.
Camping at Lyndhurst tonight. I can only imagine the stories which will come out of the day. This is one of those days which will be remembered and talked about for the rest of our lives. To say today was rough and difficult, would be an understatement. But this is the Road Boss Rally and this is what we do and love… We never settle for the easy stuff or where everyone goes. We go that extra mile and make sure we go places, see and experience things that very few will or would take on. Anyone can do easy. It’s not easy, but the rewards are huge.
NB: A weather system is still on the horizon so tonight we will look at some alterations for tomorrow afternoon in case we need it. No troubles and this is what we are geared for and RB loves… a challenge, a curveball, an adventure! We have a pocket full of Plans and happy to use them when the need arises.
Cheers from the Road Boss Road,
RB & Michelle