Simpson Desert - Hay River 2009

Prior to Leaving...

Day 1

We had a number of planning sessions prior to leaving, including one where we all met down at Brindabella Valley for a bbq and walk through the route and other 'early planning issues'.

Most of us get our vehicles looked after by Ritchie over at Hume OffRoad. Ritchie looks after us pretty well, and as was the case for the Cape Trip, he hosted a bbq and information session for us. This basically involved getting each car on the hoist, and going over common issues for each type of vehicle.

Free plug:
Ritchie Cole
Unit 6, 86 Sheppard Street, Hume ACT
Phone: 6260 2005
Fax 62602006
Email: hume4wd@bigpond.net.au

The crew with Ritchie

Ritchie explaining some of the vagaries of the GQ Patrol to Darren

He went from top to bottom on each car and explained the common issues and ways of preventing them, but if they happened, how to overcome them

Meanwhile, outsed the barbie was started

Ivan and Adam going for the MasterChef title

Di fixing the Hilux with a hammer ;-)

Day 1