Leg 1: Arkaroola

Ceduna to Arkaroola

Distance: 300nm

Date(s): Tuesday 28th / Wednesday 29th August

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Finally we have some internet connection and can let our followers know what we have been up to! Thanks to our leg one sponsors ACS MARCOMM! We left Ceduna after photos and a PC12 Flying Doctor flew in to farewell us. Actually that was a coincidence but fitting all the same. Fines for the arrival day and Leg one consisted of Team TLC arriving late and missing registration and leaving the fuel card on the bowser. Most arrived safely at Arkaroola, a short strip of 650 metres with some challenging winds. Others elected wisely to land at nearby Barcanoona strip, a longer bitumen strip.

On our rest day at Arkaroola, most racers enjoyed hiking or an organised ridge top tour with an astrological tour in the evening.  The leg winners for this leg were the Bald Eagles, coming within 14 seconds of their nominated time and this means they had responsibility for the “leg”; a mannequin leg resplendent in stiletto and garter. Leg winners harass the locals for donations to fill the hollow leg.Finally we have some internet connection and can let our followers know what we have been up to! Thanks to our leg one sponsors ACS MARCOMM! We left Ceduna after photos and a PC12 Flying Doctor flew in to farewell us. Actually that was a coincidence but fitting all the same. Fines for the arrival day and Leg one consisted of Team TLC arriving late and missing registration and leaving the fuel card on the bowser. Most arrived safely at Arkaroola, a short strip of 650 metres with some challenging winds. Others elected wisely to land at nearby Barcanoona strip, a longer bitumen strip. On our rest day at Arkaroola, most racers enjoyed hiking or an organised ridge top tour with an astrological tour in the evening.

The leg winners for this leg were the Bald Eagles, coming within 14 seconds of their nominated time and this means they had responsibility for the “leg”; a mannequin leg resplendent in stiletto and garter. Leg winners harass the locals for donations to fill the hollow leg.