Remember when I said that this whole #chardsontour thing may actually be a thing? Well today I head off on a real outback adventure. I have been invited to be a guest speaker at the Hells Gate Roadhouse Ladies Luncheon and I can’t wait.
Where on earth is Hell’s Gate I hear you ask. It is truly at Bum
F#@k Truck Nowhere. Way up in the gulf (oh did I mention I would be travelling interstate, I know: lifestyle of the rich and the famous, so Cosmopolitan). Here is a visual…
It is a Roadhouse on The Savannah Way.
I will be taking my whole team with me: my manager – Miss Pip, and my 2 body guards – Clancy & Harry. Annual Leave has been approved and I will be leaving my purple washing up gloves by the sink and won’t let the door hit me on the way out. I have, mind you, left a huge lasagne for dinner tonight and with Miss Pips help there should be enough cake, slice and brownies to see them through to Sunday.
Today we are heading to my friends place. FF lives on a station about 60km’s from Hell’s Gate. She is directly north of us and also goes across to the QLD boarder. Although she isn’t all that far “as the crow fly’s” it is quite the hike via roads. So, it is about 550km’s. All dirt apart from about 60km’s of single lane bitumen – which is nearly rougher than the dirt. Now I have never been to visit this particular station that FF lives on so it will be quite the adventure. We will not pass through a single town or roadhouse the whole way and I am guessing that it will take about 7 hours, possibly a bit longer. To be honest we may not even pass a single vehicle but you never do know your luck. We might pop in for a quick Driver Reviver at my friend Ruth’s house on the way past.
Here is our journey on a map…
This is all ok because I know there will be a warm welcome waiting for us when we arrive at FF’s house. I am hoping for the same welcome that my blogging friends got last year when they came up for Barkly Women’s Day…
Oh and we will get to have a little picnic lunch along the way on the side of the road, best go and make some sandwiches. Tomorrow it is only about 60km’s to Hell’s Gate, easy!
Right, there you have it. Now you are all up to date with what is going on I had best get my act together. I haven’t even packed yet so I best hop to it.
I will fill you in on the road trip and ladies day when I return. Stay tuned.
Are you going to Hell’s Gate Ladies Day (no doubt you are!!!!!).
Have you travelled along the Savannah Way?