The last day in the outback :(

Today was the last day of the tour :(. It’s been really good fun and its going to be really weird not having to get up top the call of Nazi Dave and sleep to the sound of other people’s snores and giggles!

D.E. made us stay up last night to wait for the longest train in the world to go by. It never came! Doh! We went to bed at around midnight. We had a lie-in though and got up at 7am.

Today’s’ aim was to be in Adelaide by 6pm, stopping along the way to look at some Aborigine art in a cave.

We managed the canes really well. LOF was feeling groggy so he stayed on the bus. D.E. and I went up the hill though, meeting a few nosey kangas on the way. The art was still very clear – even after 6,000 years. The dreamtime story here included Kangaroos and Wallabies – which there are plenty of.

We all got back on the bus and trundled onwards. That was until Dave pulled up in front of a picturesque post office…

“err guys. I’ve got a problem with the transmission – I can only get 5th. I’m just gonna make a phone call.”

LOL. The gear box was knackered. We ended up being stuck in the small town of Wilmington for 4 ½ hours!

Wilmington, an old telegraph station, has a very small population. It contains a few houses, a pub , a general store, a café and little else. We were fine and the ale flowed freely whilst we waited for a new bus to arrive.

As it was we didn’t get to our hotel (The Mecure) until after 11pm. We said goodbye yo Dave and let him know about the secret book we’d signed, messaged and left in the bus for him and went up to a comfortable double bed with a bathroom that you don’t need to get a torch or shoes to access!

We’re in Adelaide and from the drive in I have to say it looks very nice.


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