Wednesday, 5 April 2000

day sixty: the road to alice springs day one

First to be picked up at 7am, for the 8 day Face the Outback tour to Alice Springs, with Wayward Bus. Our driver was Hugh, and we took an hour in Adelaide before leaving with a full bus of 21. Travelled along the Main North Road to Clare Valley, stopping at Clare to stock up on beer and anything we needed for the next few days.

We moved on, along the Flinders Ranges to Laura, for lunch, then Quorn for a short break and a look at "Quornocopia", a shop where we all purchased our hats with flynet, in readiness for the flies.

A lot of travelling today, passed the Kanyaka Ruins, where early settlers tried to set up a wheat and sheep station, finally giving up after a number of years.

Arrived at Wilpena campground late afternoon. Set up camp, my first chance at using my tent. Evening spent getting to know some of the others.