day's total 530.7 kms
The day started at 5.30 AM (very impressive for me!) with the boy and I on breakfast duty. The temp was -2 and a frost over the cars.
Mt Canobolas was covered in snow and the road closed so a detour sent us to the Pinnacles where some of us climbed to the top for a fantastic view of Orange and the countryside.
Tullamore Park for a picnic lunch.
Drinks at the Nymagee pub and on to Cobar for the night
On arriving in town..time sheets go in.. get petrol, check tyres, windscreen, book into accommodation, go to church (drinks from the well equipt bar in the back of the truck). Dinner at 7 with results of the day, D*ck of the day award, auction to raise more money and lots of telling yarns and drinking!
Day 2 saw the boy and I awarded 3rd place!! so exciting for us virgin trekkers.
COBAR TO TIBOOBURRA
day's total 623.1 kms
Each day is divided into 6 treks of approx 100kms each. each stage is timed and an average of the times is worked out. Then each car gets points according to how close they were to the average. The idea is to get as lower score as possible..by being average!!
Today the roads were extremely rough with lots of potholes, washouts, floodways, rutts, rocks, causeways, grids, triple cautions!!! double cautions!! etc. There were flat tyres, holes in petrol tanks, a blown up motor (that was yesterday).. and he's back on the road today with a new car purchased in white cliffs today!! (these guys are keen!!)
A mishap with a tree (he.. no doubt will get the gardening award!)
OH.. and a bit of fun with water crossings!
Our car is going like a champion!
Speaking of champions.....The boy and I won the YELLOW Jerseys tonight-- That means we are the trek leaders!!! Just like the tour de france!!! Can't believe it!!
Today we had drinks at Tilpa Pub
Lunch at White Cliffs school. Visited a friends dug out at White Cliffs.
Saw a tool tree on the side of the road
Called into Milparinka
Then called Tibooburra home for tonight!
Another big day tomorrow... 563kms to Arkaroola
Having an Awesome time!