A few stayed behind today as Maddie had cut a finger. Darren and Julie, and Kristen and the girls went to Leigh Creek to the hospital to have it looked at.
The rest of us went to Mt. Gill via Cockatoo Hut.
The first thing to note is that Eloise asked me to make sure I write down Eloise loves dancing.
Samuel made sure I note that today he is doing investigations between sticks and rocks.
Last night there was interesting discussion over the flashing red blue green and which of a plane. Turns out the plane didnt move for a couple of hours so we figured that it must be a tower or mast of some sort off in the distance.
After a long day moving camp everyone headed off to bed pretty early - once the nightclub closed up that is... Hows the serenity?
Had a good nights sleep and woke up to a warm tent and the prospect of another hot but windy day. We all had a lazy breaky as no camp moving today. Meredith and I did some much needed washing of clothes and bodies before meeting everyone at the homestead for another drive. We headed off at about 10am.
It was very quiet on the radio.. perhaps everyone was sleepy? Then Tim asked if it was just his map that was blurry? Was it his eyes?
Tim then came out with the first Captain Obvious line of the trip - pointing out some rocks that he saw in the river. Soon hell notice the dust.
We had morning tea at the Cockatoo Hut where we left an LCOOL 07 marked rock. I also saw a Adam 07 and a Samuel 07.
Some of us had the pleasure of watching Stans car mounting a tree. It was bouncing up and down on it, just like a dog who takes a liking to your leg.
I made some comments about someitmes going 4wding on my own at which point Glen took over and gave us a big sop story about having no friends. And thus inventing the LCOOL Neville awards, where a tissue box is passed daily to the person who has the biggest whinge of the day. Glens sop story had us all playing our violins as we listened on the UHF.
Another of Glens comments came when Ivan said something and Glen asked him if hed like to Hellucinate a little further? I think he either meant to say elaborate or perhaps elucidate?
After the great views at Mt Gill everyone was happy to get out of the creek bed and back to camp for a pleasant arvo in the shade. Some of us had another wash. Adam had a go at some food he hadnt tried before which quickly ended up on the ground.
Thanks to Stan for trying to get some entertainment going for the kids but in the process of putting it up he mangled it.
Dave and Will Sheridan arrived late in the day.
While Darren was making his famous Chilli Bean dip the kids were sneakily trying to steal the recipe.. But the only thing the got was a hosing down from Darren, who had just a few minutes previously restocked his water supply in town.
Samuel convinced Meredith to go for another run before we all got down to the business of preparing for the big cook off.
It was a great shared meal with everyone contributing... and thats the story so far..