Saturday, 30 August 2014

And the winner is….

Trek 4 Kidz
Day 7 - Saturday 30th August 2014

Tenterfield to Woolgoolga
day's total 393.9 kms

The last day of our trek...
A frosty start in Tenterfield… Oliffe was pleased!
trek 1.. a horrible steep, winding road!! ….Another Whoops!… all OK
 A happy rock on the side of the road… having a fat time!.
 A photo shoot for our sponsors!
From tall gums to rainforests to the Clarence River and Nymboider National park ….the scenery was always changing… the dust on the roads didn't!!

Lunch break at Jackadgery… time to refuel.. clean the air filter.. and fix the dust lights

Truck lotto …the truck tyre is marked with numbers and people buy a number.. if, when the truck stops, your number is in line with  the plum bob then you win 1/2 the prize money..(the rest goes to Starlight).. no numbers lined up ALL week.. so Starlight did Very well!!…great fundraiser!

Finally the Beach … Woolgoolga.. we made it!!
Time to party and awards presented…
We were presented with 2 awards...
The 'Old Coots' Award!!…What The???… Did I hear right???  How embarrassing !!
( I think I probably aged 10 years over the week!…but.. seriously.. old coot??)
I didn't think Mr Rally Driver was going that slow!!

THEN we were called up for the 'Old Grey Fox' award… Really??
( a very prestigious award for being cunning!)
That was a big drop from being the outright winners last time!!
...But there is always next year..
It has been a privilege to help raise funds to help Starlight carry on their wonderful work with seriously ill children. The trek raised over $110,000.00!!
We had some wonderful support from people who bought raffle tickets, friends who gave us donations and supporters such as Australian Drilling Systems, Curtis Gant Irving Solicitors, the Brook Medical Centre and Finders Keepers Muswellbrook.
 A Huge Thank you all.

Back to reality now…
Cheers Nav Girl.. alias Floss

Hugging trees!

Trek 4 kidz
Day 6 - Friday 29th August

Cabulture to Tenterfield
Day's total 507.7km

Each day starts with a bacon and egg brekkie in a park …Members of the Lions Club have come on board this year to cook for us.. they have been fantastic!… I think they must do BBQ training or something!!

We do 6 treks a day…usually about 50 to 100 kms long
The cars get timed out at a control point at the start and timed in at the end of each trek.
The average time is calculated for the group over each trek.
If your time comes in on average, you get 0 points…if your time is closest to the average either faster or slower, you get 1 point and so on to a maximum of 5 points.

Unfortunately Mr Rally Driver is not listening to Nav Girl.. and will not slow down!!
There will be no yellow shirt for this little team this year!!


Every stop there is someone under a car doing repairs… gearboxes, diffs, tailshafts, balljoints, starter motors, radiators, axle, a whole motor, the wiring in the FJ, have all been replaced or repaired on this trip!!
The team effort is incredible …everyone (mechanically minded).. just gets in and helps!

Today's treks found us heading towards the Glasshouse Mountains passing through small out of the way towns in QLD…Kilcoy, Esk, Sommerset Dam, Crows Nest, Perseverance Dam, Ravensbourne,  Helidon, Grantham, Laidley, Rosevale, Aratula  (lots of beautiful veggie growing country)
Then back into NSW and Old Koreelah, Legume, Liston and finally Tenterfield
All places I have never heard of…(except Tenterfield!)

Trek 3-- Some winding mountain tracks….
Whoops….Thank you tree!!… there was a huge drop on the other side of that tree!!

Poor Mint Patti…has a bent nose.. thank goodness she has a bullbar!
   Leaving Heildon after lunch

found a Yowie..(somewhere)

The Famous Tenterfield Saddler ...
Tenterfield P.O.

Farmer John… alias Batman…lost his hair and eyebrows, raising $1250.00!!… Huge effort!
Wait till his wife sees him!!

stay tuned for episode 7
Nav Girl

Friday, 29 August 2014

Cruising On

Trek4Kidz - Day 5
Thursday 28th August 2014

Hervey Bay to Caboolture
336.4 kms

Breakfast in the park Hervey Bay -Lions Clubs have been very generously cooking our breakfast and lunches in most towns
 A visit from cousin Steve who rode his Harley up to see me..
 lined up at a control point..
 A drive through pine forests
 Slushy creek crossings
A bit of a surprise…. The Gympie Muster!!…What a Huge event!  Tents and Vans everywhere

 Caboolture and a visit from Cheryl….you can find bloggy stitching buddies everywhere!!
So nice of her to come out and visit… mind you, she thought my car looked like a mint patty! (spearmint green with chocolate coating)
The worst part of todays trip was that we went straight through Montville and past Maleny Patchwork and couldn't stop!!! :(

till next time..
Nav Girl

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Whale of a time

Day 4... Lay Day
Wednesday 27th August 2014

A sleep in … lazy morning... walk on the pier...  a boat trip on Whalesong &
a fabulous seafood dinner!
A day complete!

Look Clamshells!!

 The Whales were amazing…and came over to say Hi

Back on trek tomorrow and Caboolture here we come!
Cheers Floss