Monday 1October 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
Andrew's off early in another attempt to get the trailer registered. John, Rob and I have breakfast and make lunch.
Then they head off to a local engineering company in the hope they can help with the steering arms which broke yesterday. I'm left at the campsite so suss out the tent sites for the rest of the team and check out general facilities. I'm surprised when they reappear within the hour having had a successful trip.
Then we have another trip to the supermarket to restock. Rob's going to make veg kebabs, we have halloumi and prawn kebabs. I'm practicing a couscous salad which will hopefully be suitable to scale up for the others.
We liaise with Andrew who has finally got the trailer registered and get back up to the pits for lunch. It's brutally hot. John discovers the hospitality tent which is handing out bottles of chilled water and even has an air-conditioned section! It is so nice in there!
John, Rob and myself head to Bunnings to source components for a battery box in case there's a fire. It's no use Andrew pointing out that our battery is built in. Regulations say we have to have a wooden battery box so a wooden battery box we must have. Conveniently, Bunnings offer a sawing service so John and Rob knock up a quick design and we depart with precut lengths of wood. It doesn't take them long to assemble it but it does bear an unfortunate resemblance to a coffin. We will be transporting this across Australia in full view on our trailer...
Meanwhile Andrew has repurchased four fire extinguishers. The original ones weren't allowed in the container coming over so had to be left behind. No doubt these ones will, too.
Time for a trip to the pub for a 'Darwin beer', ice cold and not very strong but, oh, so refreshing. Our evening barbeque works out nicely. The halloumi is probably the best I've ever had, the veg kebabs work out well and the couscous salad is going to be fine to do in bulk.Read more