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NSW – Part 2

The regional NSW bus whilst quiet on the blog have certainly been having an action packed time! We arrived home last night, and loved sleeping in our own beds again. Ahhhh. Picking up from our last blog post, we left Port Augusta and spent some time exploring Coober Pedy. Our tour guide Tanya, a local…

NSW – Everything so Far

Life on a mini coach. Some of us headed off early Saturday morning, up to Orange where we met the rest of our leaders and young people and traveled to Nyngan for our first night of the pilgrimage. A quote from one of our young people was: ‘It was good to reconnect with everyone that…

NSW/ACT – Day 6

This morning we left Coober Pedey bright and early to head for our destination: Uluru! There was great excitement when the massive red rock was spotted far out on the horizon. We arrived at Yulara Resort at 4pm and were welcomed in the the amphitheater by the base camp team. We painted our hand prints…

Pilgrim Life #1 – Because Sometimes We Have 130 Kids Come Visit.

It is here. Our purpose, our reason for being, the thing we dread anticipate with every fibre of our slowly expanding bodies (we have a really good cook): the arrival of the Pilgrims.

NSW/ACT – Day 5

Today we departed Port Augusta and headed North for Coober Pedy. After a few bumps on the road including a flat tyre, we arrived at 4pm and had a guided tour of the town, which included seeing the underground church and Opal museum.¬† Tonight we will spend a night in underground cabins and head off…

NSW/ACT – Day 2, 3 & 4

While we’re busy here with the Pilgrims who have just arrived (woo!), there is still one bus group out in the wilderness making it’s way towards us. Here’s an overview of their last 3 days: Day 2 We travelled out to Mutawinji National Park on a dirt road. After a rough and cold first night…

NSW/ACT – Day 1

It’s only day 1. 1! We haven’t even been on the road a whole 24 hours yet. So many more yet to go! Keep up to date right here with the Pilgrim’s progress.

FWS/BM have their last night…

Well after about 13 hours, a few road side toilet stops, hitting a kangaroo, crossing the QLD/NT, swollen ankles and a few body aches and tired eyes, we made it! Rise and shine – breakfast in Nygan! After pancakes for breakfast and coffee for the leaders we were back on the bus, headed for Dubbo.…

FWS/BM drive overnight

A little sleep in was enjoyed by all. Those of us who slept under the stars enjoyed the experience and were happy there was no rain, wild animals or heavy dew. This morning after breakfast we headed to the Stockmans Hall of Fame here in Longreach. A journey of learning about the lives of the…

FWS/BM cross into Queensland…

Well what a morning! With 1,100km in front of us today, getting up at 4am was essential. Still in the dark with the stars out, we pulled down and packed up our tents. Bacon and eggs for breakfast at 5am and by 6am we were on the bus ready to go. Leaving Barkley Homestead, we…

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