The afternoon tempo changed pretty quickly & the tracks became more interesting but Miles our leader making sure we were all capable especially Bec (on her maiden voyage) & myself as novices. We came across a climb with a step up near the camp ground & he carefully spotted us all through. Bec doing a cracking job in her stock hilux. We progressed winding our way through to a play area where I might of started getting a little carried away! Learning the Nav is way better than I am. We had Kathleens friend Tammy also providing entertainment by trying to climb the banks to take photos, but being way too steep she would slide back down 😂
We carried on through crossing the creek & several times having either an easier or more difficult track as options, with my confidence boosted I figured I’d keep with the harder ones, learning all the time about the importance of which line to choose.
Towards the end we headed back to the play area & I followed Bec along uneven undulations & I got to see how well that Hilux was able to flex even in standard trim. I tried some of the short climbs again after getting over the fear of wheel lift, egged on by hearing the others reactions when onlooking. Poor Tammy our camerawoman thought she would get a safe lift down to the bottom, alas she didn’t get one! Although she then stayed in for another up & down!!
But as all days have to come to an end we headed back to the office to air up for the journey back to camp. Although even managed a play in the servo trying to jump the diesel queue by reversing all over the forecourt. Such a child.
We headed back to a very cold camp & all started our diners over a few bevies, some heading over to watch the football & also wish Ashley (one of the organisers) a very happy birthday. The rest of us turned in early I think to get out of the cold!
Monday was an early back up for some especially as had to go to work… but had an absolutely fantastic time attending the 4wd Queensland corroboree as part of the Bayside Off-Roaders.