Day 1 Start: Sydney to Parkes
Day 2 Parkes to Cobar
Day 3 Cobar to Broken Hill
Day 4 Broken Hill to Renmark
Day 5 Renmark to Barossa
Day 6 Barossa to Port Augusta
Day 7 Flinders Ranges
Day 8 Port Augusta to Border Village
Day 9 Border Village to Kalgoorlie
Day 10 Kalgoorlie to York
Day 11 York to Perth
Day 12 Perth
Day 13 Flying to Turkey
Day 14 Ankara
Day 15 Istanbul
Day 16 Istanbul
Day 17 Istanbul to Bulgaria
Day 18 Bulgaria to Nis (Serbia)
Day 19 Nis to Belgrade
Day 20 Belgrade to Rijeka (Croatia)
Day 21 Rijeka
Day 22 Rijelka to Brescia (Italy)
Day 23 Brescia to Nice (France)
Day 24 Nice
Day 25 Lyon
Day 26 Lyon to Orleans
Day 27 Le Mans and a ferry ride to the UK
Day 28 Ferry ride en route to Vale (Wales)
Day 29 Vale (Wales)
Day 30 Finish at Old Windsor
Mark likes the Flinders Ranges! He says he will come back for a visit. You must be looking forward to that, Anne?!
|But yes, they are spectacular, and the rally roads were good too. There were three stages, Bunyeroo Gorge, Moralana Gorge (left) and then a property stage called Kanyaka.
Bunyeroo was 40km and I believe Geoff Olholm took more than a minute back from us. He seems to have upped his pace a notch.
I believe he is running with less fuel, only one spare and has tweaked the engine for another 500 rpm.
Moralana Gorge, the second stage, is a magic piece of road - Joost was quickest, Callinans second,, Geoff Olholm 3rd and he took another 4 seconds off us. We did get a little of it back on Kanyaka where we were 30 seconds quicker.
On the transport after Moralana, we were following Keith Callinan’s Escort. We were fiddling with headsets and not being particularly vigilant when Keith slowed quickly for some emus running onto the road. We were lucky not to run into the back of him.
Lunch time found us at the Parachilna Pub where they have 'roo, goat, emu and camel on the menu. I didn’t have any.
I should mention flies. There are millions of them. Only Mark and I had fly nets on Day 2 (see photo) but more people have then now. Joost bought all they had on sale in Renmark.
We cross the Nullabor tomorrow. Two stages scheduled, 93km and 24km and lots of transport.
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Tomorrow: Port August to Border Village