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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

UNSW: 11 days to go

Today we reached Barkly Roadhouse, - just inside the Northern Territory. We will be camped here for three nights, to test the car and get the drivers used to driving in desert conditions.

Along the way we stopped in Mount Isa, where we did our (hopefully) final shop for supplies, and two interviews, - for ABC radio and the newspaper the NorthWest Star.

The mech team are doing final adjustments to the wheel alignment, and working on the spats and the canopy, while the elec team are attempting to code, and being dive bombed by some of the biggest bugs we’ve seen (no pun intended). In particular, a fairly persistent (and very large) kamikaze grasshopper.

Everyone is in good spirits, largely due to the excellent meals we have been receiving, and we are all looking forward to seeing the car we built at speed on the desert highway tomorrow.

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Anthony enjoying his first NT sunset

The biggest moth so far..