Day 10 at Gunbarrel Grapes
Wiluna saw us all awake to some degree of condensation in our various modes of accommodation so it was agreed that we would make a slightly later start – approx.9.15am – just to allow a bit of drying out time. As we headed east the road conditions were very good – almost to the point of being a little boring when it was adventure in our 9g’s that we are all here for – after covering some 245km’s for thr day,we finally made camp at which point we were approx. 85km’s from Carnegie Homestead.
During each day we take a little time out to enjoy any points of interest along the way or just to stop and enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat in the ever changing bush surroundings.
Now1520km’s from our start at Dongara we left camp at 8.30am continuing on the fairly easy road into Carnegie arriving at about 10.30am. Two of our support vehicles had some issues with tyres during the early part of the day so our stop at Carnegie gave the opportunity for the tyres to be repaired, have our lunch and generally attend to a few chores.
On leaving Carnegie we travelled another 75km’s before making camp for the night at around 5pm.
Always on arrivel into campsites the first thing that seems to happen is that a fire is started – all who enjoy camping out would agree that this is a very special part of bush camping not only for camp oven cooking etc. but also for the opportunity to sit around and tell a story or two or just enjoy general chatter. Watching those dancing flames can be so relaxing.