Day Zero Gold Coast
Janelle arrived from Sydney in the room sitting there quietly until Mandy came in. This is before it all starts. She proceded explaining the going ons of the night with the outback spectular and her trip from hell coming out of coffs harbour up to surfers paradise with a slurr in her speech. Drinking her water and eating her chocolate we decided to go to sleep.
Day One – Brisbane to Bundaberg – 437kms
Got up the crack of dawn with limited sleep which will continue until the end of day 10. Well it was a great start. Getting lost before we kicked off from the start line. Car not idling right konking out at the stop signs. Not a good start. Arrived at suncorp stadium with the qld team getting a feed and NSW bashers look after yourselves. They still have not forgotten on who won the state of origin.
With the car playing up. “I want a beer with Duncan” told us to get two fan belts. Went to Supercheap auto no good with supplies.
She gave us direction we stop to fuel up. Got directions from the mechanic. Both locals gave us the bum steer.’BLOODY LOCALS’ NFI. Eventually found REPCO. Thank god for technology. Only had one fan belt not two, better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick. Eventually found workshop vehicle 2 then went to the mobile mechanics who were in the carpark at maccas. Brian in MW2 bloody champion. No stalling now…. Yayyyy!
We get to checkpoint. No route notes left. Got the hint just travel straight to Jimna. Found Nick the Fruiter. Champion bloke. Told us he has a wife 17 year’s younger and has no worries with that. Wink wink nudge nudge. He asked where are we going.we said Jimna and it should take an hour an a bit. He said bullshit it should take 2 hours. We said to stop swearing at us and we were all laughing. Well after that we were all besties. He asked us about our car. Told him it was a Kingswood. Started her up with that V8 purr. He turned around gave us the thumbs up and said it’s a V8. Then continued our drive on the tar eating his beautiful fruit. Yum yum.
Arrived at Jimna for lunch but carried through to the next set of bash adventures on dirt ! Lots of grids and causeways, party stop and we finally ran out of petrol at the 153km mark from lunch. Pulled over to the side of the road to fill her up! Legend filler up arahs! Got to the fuel stop 185 Kms and filled the main tank and the Jerrycan. Janelle makes friends with all the shop owners and was in the shop for 10 mins! Lol.
Onward bound to Bundaberg to complete the first day of 437 Kms. Dusk taking over and we have 80kms to go. Dinner tonight at Brothers Sports Club to watch Souths take on Manly. The fun begins!