Editor’s note: Kath Downie shares more of her 2017 Kidney Kar Rally adventures in her blog post below!
We always forget how exhausting the rally is!
Ken was looking a little tired this morning.
But, as heralded by a spectacular White Cliffs sunrise, we had another big day ahead of us.
Above: Sunrise at White Cliffs – breathtaking!
A bolstering – albeit chilly - outdoor brekkie at the White Cliffs Pub was all we needed to kick ourselves into gear.
A few good hours of driving later, we stopped for lunch in Milparinka. The weather was a balmy 30 degrees – a bit of a change from the shivery Melbourne winter days we’ve become used to!
A jaunt along the rust-coloured (and spectacularly dusty) Silver City Highway would take us to Tibooburra, our final check point of the day.
Above: just a bit of dust on the inside of our Kar!
Everyone agrees we have never seen quite so much roadkill as we have on this rally. The first couple of days we were dodging large roo carcasses which added to the challenge for the drivers! But we have also seen a large number of live animals - lots of goats, kangaroos, emus, cows, sheep and frilled neck lizards.
The landscape seems so bare and bereft of any greenery, yet they all survive (unless hit by a car or truck). Some farmers actually thanked us for forcing the Roos to move away from their properties as we all zoomed through!
What an amazing country we live in!
We finally made it to our check point…
…and our day was bookended by a spectacular sunset, Tibooburra-style.