Spent a wonderful day yesterday at Pandi Pandi Station attempting to muster cattle. Thanks to Clayton & Lou, we were able to show how green we were at conquering this unforgiving terrain on the motorbikes.
We managed to get all but 2 of the cattle into the adjoining paddock after bringing our bikes across the swollen Diamantina Creek on an ancient punt. Only Tony managed the day without falling off his bike. I levitated once or twice before hitting the hard, red ground.
I spend a very enjoyable few hours at the Birdsville State School today showing the kids our www.bigbore website as well as www.youthoffthestreets site. They all registered to add to the site blog. Great kids, they showed me their skills at the digeridoo and on the computer keyboard. I set them homework tonight: to name all the deserts we plan to traverse on our bike trip.
The kids were also keen to see the www.centralstation.com.au web-site, and promised to give me some samples of them playing the didgeridoo (boys) and sticks (girls) which will be incorporated into our ‘official music theme.
Pissing down with rain at Birdsville – subsequently all the roads in and out are closed…..another day, another night in Birdsville!