The birthday boy had a cake, specially purchased in Streaky Bay and transported with love and care. Leighto provided a very special candle (wait til the DVD comes out!)
It had been a pretty hot day so everyone’s fluids were down. So for the evening we got through 8 litres of Brown Brothers quality goon, a bottle of Chivas Regal (thanks Hooch), and god knows how many cans of West End and Carlton. Suffice to say we had thought we had bought enough to last our three nights camping, but there were only 7 left in the Engel Fridge in the morning. The fridge holds 120, and it was full before we kicked off. AFD anyone?
The birthday boy played it pretty smart, being the first to hit the swag. The rest popped off in dribs and drabs; there was no recollection of the final bed time, but we think it may have been two-thirty. Our apologies to the happy campers who had pulled in just up the road that evening.
Special birthday tea was supplied, with a healthy meal of Cynthia’s chili con carne and rice washed down by the boys. There was even some sour cream with a little note for Carl that was nice.
Up at Organ Pipes Hetor played up a storm in the rocky gully. Everyone was greatly moved, including the 5 or 6 other people who were there at the time. We feel sure that they will remember the TTT Team.
Sharing the park with us were some ‘peletons’ of bike riders. On day two we discovered that they were waiting at the Shearer’s quarters, and trundling around the park. They looked even more hot and dusty than us!
Gary's special bamboo socks have stood up well. After 7 days of wearing them they stood up in the corner! He also has a bamboo good luck charm that Kerrie put on his bike. So far his luck has been in.