Day 10 – Cooma – Batemans Bay

Word of the day – Pancakes! 

With a tinge of sadness we took off from our street start in Cooma for the final leg of this years Bash … only 196kms and we’d be at our final destination, Batemans Bay. 

 

It was a great drive through the Tallaganda and Mogo State Forests that proved challenging for some.  We were following the Cupcakes girls when all of a sudden they missed a corner, spun around so they were facing us and then flipped onto the side of their car … the oversized cupcake on the roof stopping them from flipping right over on the roof.  Luckily the girls were OK, the car a little beaten up but still drivable and the girls were now known as the “Pancake Girls”.

 

After that excitement all the Bash cars were mustered into a line for the final procession into Batemans Bay.  What a sight … 100 Bash cars parading into town and most definitely stopping traffic.  We finished the 24th Annual B to B Bash with a street party down the main street for Bashers, friends & families and locals.

 

Our final night together was a fisherman themed party at the Soldiers Club where the winners of the big award “Spirit of the Bash” were announced.  Spirit of the Bash winners are chosen by popular vote and are the team who most typify the Bash spirit.  Winners for 2008 were the boys from K9 … top guys and a really popular choice.

 

So that’s it … all over and now the prospect of driving home tomorrow and back into the real world.  It’s been a wonderful experience once again … great times, great friends and the opportunity to meet fantastic local people from the regional towns and cities we travelled through in our approx. 4700km drive through the Outback.

 

The Bees are counting down to next year’s destination … which will be????? This is the Bash’s best kept secret and no amount of attempts (or red wine) got our Bash Boss, Stuart, to spill the beans or even drop any hints.  Maybe somewhere warm next time Stuey????

 

Car 97 … Bashful Bees … over and out for 2008!

 

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