we reach one of the small outback towns in Queensland where there is a shop and if one or two of the boys had their way they would eat up large in the beginning and we would have real issues at the end of the desert days
The mine at Purni Bore did not proceed but the water is still leaking into a small lake area and it could be seen to be boiling. There was a pit toilet – the last we would see for three days!
bag and carried with us – just delightful. Still we all have a responsibility to keep the desert pristine so all rubbish created by us was carried with us through to Birdsville. Unfortunately from 2013 camp fires are no longer allowed in the desert so although we carried a brazier for this purpose it had to be unloaded and loaded back on to the roof rack used each day.
The third morning we set off much earlier in the day to try and get to Poeppel Corner. The sand dunes just continued appearing and we continued to climb up and slide down the other side. A few times we had to make a second attempt to get up the dune and on one occasion had to make three attempts before getting to the top. The boys just loved these failed attempts and wished it happened at every dune but with the distance still to be covered we couldn’t just make two or three attempts for the fun of it. We just wished that time was on our side – we could have easily covered the desert in five nights rather than three and it would have been more enjoyable for all. The driving was really tiring for Peter.
we had still made it and we were still all friends!