Gah! Those Pilgrims are on the road already, and yet we feel like we only just got ready and settled. Time to unsettle, team!
But if anyone dares suggest that we haven’t been hard, hard at work, well they can… we’ll just… *struggles to think of appropriate threat*. So there! We’re all a little tired actually, what with all of the festivals, driving, schools work and birthday partying that we’ve done in the last week. So our brains are a little slower, our blood a little more caffeinated, and our bellies a little more full of cake. Shifting gear is actually our big task for the next day or two.
Our journey started off with the Bendigo, southeast Melbourne and Mornington Pilgrims being fairly segregated from each other but by the end of the day we became as close as ever!!! We played lots of fun, getting to meet people games along the way. We stopped for lunch at Horsham with a healthy choice of KFC or Maccas :)
And we’re off! No, wait. No we’re not. Western Sydney wins this year’s prize for most eventful uneventful first day!
Today we began our journey bright and early from Western Sydney, after a surprisingly relaxed and organised Easter morning breaky and send off with parents and friends. One hour after departure, just when we thought we were on our way, our Pilgrimage came to an abrupt halt with what can only be accepted by now as an annual tradition: break down on the side of the road (the clutch in one of our buses died completely)…for five hours…and have to make lots of phone calls… and wait for the people we called to call others… and for them to get back to them so that they could get back to us and….yes it really was that confusing and stressful!
But we finally managed to track down the right people and ended up having an absolute Saint drive a whole new bus to us! A rocky start, but we embraced it as a “bonding experience” and took it in our stride!
This post is really just an excuse to post the following photos. It is the Basecamp Team hard at work. Overtime, in fact. On a vital task.
But forget I said that, because really these images work so much better without any explanation or context. Let’s delve, shall we?