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Well although this morning was freezing we managed to pull together for the last time and pack up our tents and pack them up properly to help stu and dianne out. We huddled together to keep warm and make our own sandwiches for lunch and have breakfast. Although a bit later than expected we hit…

One more sleep

We woke up this morning to a chilly morning. But we did get to sleep in for half an hour! We packed up our tents and bags as usual. With breakfast eaten and the bus packed we were on our way again. Only after after a short time we were off the bus again for…

Packing, farewells, 5 stitches and faulty petrol!

Today we farewelled Heather Menzies our faithful festival and resources coordinator. Our team made up of 19 is now down to the last 7. We also said good-bye to our fridge, 2 of our 5 caravans, our 2 stoves as well as our kitchen sink! A day full of of finale returns and packing vechiles…

2 more sleeps

Well it was still dark as we crawled out of bed this morning. It was very cold but we managed to pack our bags and pull down our tents. The girls won today in being the first with all tents packed up. We were rewarded with hot pancakes for breakfast. Now on the bus again…

Not long now!

Today we farewelled Heather Bradbury, our coordinator. Today was busy with writing up lists of equipment, making resources animal and weather proof to last for the year ahead. As well as stacking items into caravans, ready to go into storage. Our camp ground is beginning to look rather empty. Its hard to believe that after…

NSW / ACT still on the move

Last night we arrived at Port Augusta. It’s been a good journey back from Uluru, with camel riding follwed by a hike around King’s Canyon, dot painting at Coober Pedy, a visit to Lake Hart (a salt lake), a swim and more painting at Port Augusta, plus a visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre, and…

Pack up continues

Our camp is slowly shrinking, many tents and annexes being dismantle. Today was a big day for sorting, organising, packing up and making lists of resources ready for next year. Our smaller team worked on as the heat rose during the day. We have also secured one of the caravans we have been renting. It…

Devils Marbles and a birthday celebration

Today began with another hot brekky!!. Lots of the pilgrims didn’t want to get up because they were way too tired. Once everything was packed up we got onto the bus for the long trip home. We got to do some bus aerobics on the bus after everyone had a sleep. We watched a movie…

Underground dancing

Up this morning at six, tents down by seven, was tight competition this morning but the boys may have won again this morning first ones with all tents packed up! Hash browns, cereal and toast for breakfast and then on the bus ready to go by eight. Well today we start the long journey home,…

Sorting, cleaning, farwells, and more! THANKS to so many.

We Fare-welled Hannah, Ben, Chris and Mal today, Thanks guys for all your help! – our team is shrinking quite quickly. Lots of sorting, organising what needs to go where, returning resources. Its quite a jigsaw working out what to do next. The heat is returning as we work!  We are collating everything we are…

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