As usual we were last to leave and after saying our goodbyes to Julia and Steve it was after 10.00am before the wheels got turning.
I was furious when we got to the border check point that I had my uncooked frozen onions confiscated, luckily he didn't see the capsicums!!!
We had phone range in Eucla so I rang Cate. She was at Jilah Rockhole just past Mundrabilla so we decided to meet here there. We made 2 1/2 hours as we'd crossed the border and got to her a5 9.30am WA time (with morning tea in hand), luckily however it was midday in SA so it was champers o'clock!!!! We stayed long enough to make light of a bottle of bubbles and catch up on her amazing adventure. We saw Steve and Julia go past after they'd stopped earlier taking advantage of phone range.
Eventually it was time to push on as we've got lots of kms to do in the next 3 days.
We only stopped for a short while at Caiguna to stretch our legs and put the kettle on, given we didn't have our morning tea with Cate!
By 4.00pm (6.30pm SA time) Kimbo had had enough and we pulled in earlier than expected and who should be there...............none other than Julia and Steve and many many others. Kimbo was like a small child running down the street to play with his new friend and forgetting to do the things he was supposed to - like gluing the door handle so it wouldn't come off in our hand all the time. He never set foot back in the bus until he fell into bed many hours later.
We pooled our food and had a great meal, even though we'd had to pass up a lot of good fresh stuff at the check point. Clever Julia and I had cooked up as much as we could so vege bake and potato salad were the accompaniments to the BBQ.
It was a beautiful night once the flies went to bed and very peaceful even given the amount of campers who were staying here. Everyone was very respectful of each other, apart from us probably who were making too much noise, my face was aching from all the laughing!
Finally I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and I was the first to go to bed...ah! the serenity.