The rain wizard did his thing over night in Streaky Bay, with wet bikes and swags on the trailers in the morning when we got up. We coldn't really get a theme for the day or get moving real fast: continental brekky at the hotel, coffee, shopping, fuel, team meetings, water, awards... Yep, awards. Scotty got an original Goog's Beer Bottle for being th only guy who didn't fal down over the two days on The Track. Carl got the spring award for his all round efforts in picking himself up after being floored on the first day at Goog's.
Being restless and waiting around didn't help the boys. The previous night there had been a bit of talk about getting our heads shaved. Low and behold, just across the road as we were stooging around there was a hairresser cleanin her windows. Obviously not much to do, so a couple of us went in and got the no comb. Well Brocky didn't, because his hair was pretty short anyway. In the end all the boys except for Gary and Mitch got the trim - the theme for the day, Nude Nut Tuesday.
Shingleback Lizards have been a theme for the previous few days; we first named the Flinders Highway from Ceduna to Streaky Bay the Dead Lizard Highway. Today again they were out in force, sometimes in twos and threes, sneaking across the road. As with the above picture taken by Hector they are
About 11.30 we finally got out and away, going around the coast looking at beaches and blowholes, cutting up some wide dirt roads and lunching at Sceale Bay. We then went on and checked out a sea lion colony, a tiny fishing village with lots of pelicans and finally, late in the day, we turned up at Caltapanna Waterhole Conservation Park (click here).
As always our plans change from day to day; we changed about three times today. The plan as it stands now is to push into the Gawler Ranges for the next two nights, camping out, then go on from there to stay in the Mt Lofty Ranges area on Friday night. Then again...