Jul 13, 2009
Pancakes for brekky. Yumyumyum.
There was a (not so) epic pancake battle. First person to eat four of the huge pancakes won. The highest score was 3.
By 8am we were on the bus. We have a system where every day you move up by 3 seats. Thats so everyone gets a chance to sit at the front and the back. It also lets you sit next to new people everyday. It confused a lot of people the first time we did it, but were getting used to it.
We went to a thermal spring. It was about 23degrees. It was first used as a bath for the higher officers during the war, but then was opened for to the public after the war. The first people who got in had a great time observing the reactions of those people who got in later. It looked absolutely freezing but once you dip a toe in, you realise its hotter then the (cold) showers back at the last camp.
After that we all got changed and went to the Daly waters pub. It was a historic pub used in WWII. The walls were plastered with t-shirts, bra's, undies and other stuff. People signed them, donated a gold coin (or more) to Variety, the children's charity, and then they pinned it up on the wall.
We signed one of Aaron's (our bus driver's) shirts and then they put it up on the wall for us.
We then had hotdogs and then went back on the road. We left at 8am and got to our campsite at 8pm. That meant setting up camp in the dark- which is always heaps of fun. Not.
We were supposed to see the devil's marbles and have a "bush camp" there. But there was no electricity supply, no toilets, no showers there and it was already really dark. They decided that it would be cruel to put us through that so they took us to a caravan park.
It was "Australia's UFO capital"
Everything was decorated and themed around UFO's and the conspiracies surrounding UFO's.
It was pretty unpopulated, which meant that there was HOT showers for us all.
We had chicken skewers and fillets, Mash potatoes (Deb) and peas and corn for dinner.
After that we looked at the stars and milkyway and everything and then went to bed.
We then again slept under the stars and saw a lot of shooting stars.