9 June 2016

It was only a short drive today to Alice Springs, but there was a few gorges to explore on the way.

Traphine Gorge was great 1 hour walk alone the ridgetop and back down the dry river bed.

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On reaching Alice Springs it was time to shop for food, fuel and some spares. The Finke Desert race is on this weekend and this is why we are here.

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10 June 2016

Rest day in Alice Springs in prep for the Finke Desert Race. Met OKA045 Harry and Jenny. Another in great condition OKA.

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Also got talking to race competitors Shawn, Link and Wazza. Nice looking Yamaha WR450F. Good luck guys.

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As we parked under a tree yesterday we need to recharge the batteries, so we decided to take the truck for a run. So off the the Finke Desert Race to buy some great jackets. We also got to walk around the entrants and talk to them and have a few photos.

Alison got an opportunity to stand under the stand finish banner reproducing our first discovery of the Finke Desert Race in 1999.

Back to the caravan park for a 4:30 departure to the Finke Desert Race scrutineering and Ian Moss in concert.

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Many of the teams have free giveaways including hats and stickers.

Alison also met and had her photograph taken with Charles Woolly from Channel 9’s 60 Minutes.

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Fat Boy Slim Dusty was the first band for the night and they were excellent. At 7:30pm Ian Moss performed solo in front of a home town audience.

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