21 Oct Bridge Day – Day 7!
Day Seven of The Great Rattler Run
Today was bridge day. I didn’t count them, but I can tell you it felt like we either went under or over at least 20 of them! We set off from Coffs Harbour and passed by the iconic Big Banana on the way out of town. Then it was a trip up the highway to Point Danger which sits near the State border. The weather is getting warmer and warmer as we head North. But we ain’t seen nothing yet!
Did I hear someone say that we have now arrived back at the Gold Coast?? Well we sure did!! Ten days ago, I set off for Tasmania to start this epic journey that I have been dreaming about for quite some time. I have done so many Coasts to Coasts, but I can truly say that none of them intrigues me more than heading up to Cape York and taking on the Old Telegraph Track in The Rattler!
This journey so far has exceeded all expectations … and some say that it hasn’t even started yet. We have all been looking forward to arriving on the Gold Coast today. Because we know that this is where we pick up the Fuso truck with the snow mobile wheels in the back, and head north to take on one of the most challenging 4WD tracks in Australia! There are only a few complications – we are doing it in a 2WD … that has had 87 birthdays … and … spent most of her life as a snow mobile! And, if I have ever been sure of one thing in my life it is this … Cape York ain’t ever gonna see snow unless we have another ice age!
Anyway, it’s a great feeling to be home for a couple of nights so I can sleep in my own bed and see my girls and our fur babies. Then on Sunday, we will all pile in the cars again, with another mate, Trevor, at the wheel of the Fuso. And off I will go, hitting the road again, making music with my friends