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Sunday, May 29, 2011


Hi All,

Our 7th day was cut extemely short. Both Luke and I hit a bit of a rough patch in our journey.  The blisters all over Lukes feet have popped so rather than risking infection he spent the day resting them.  My good friend Norma has rejoined us for another leg of the trip.  So Norma and I headed off down the track and with 14km under our belts we were going great guns.  Then the unthinkable happened...

While trying to avoid a particularly corregated section of road, I moved off to the side of the road and found myself in a particularly sandy patch, my chair bucked out from under me, tried to climb a incline and ended up slamming itself down on the right hand side.  Luckily I had my seatbelt on which saved me from any sort of serious damage.  I copped a fair old whiplash and hit the ground pretty hard but amazingly the chair and I are both alright.  I was picked up, dusted off and we decide to call it a day. 

But tomorrow I will be ready to tackle the Tanami again.

Catch you later,

 Bloody Corrugation!!
A Little Carnage!
Alls well that ends well!
 All in a days work!!


  1. Ouch!! Rob take care. I've skidded down a v steep hill on my off-road w/chair, went over an embankment and was pinned to a boundary fence. I've got a little bit of an idea what it must've been like. Corrugations are no fun. The farthest I've gone is 13 Kms. Find my joystick control get's pretty vague by then. Steve

  2. Rob, just had to say that you are an inspiration mate. go for it!!
    Cheers, Graeme Joy