Leg 4: Longreach

Charleville to Longreach

Distance: 210nm

Date: Saturday 1st September

Leg Sponsor:

Today’s leg sponsors are GOODLINE! Way to go! It was a short hop to Longreach from Charleville but with so much to see we all got off to an early start. Upon arrival in gorgeous weather teams cruised through the Qantas Founder’s Museum, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and a few enjoyed another leisurely river cruise up the Thomson.

Dinner was at the hotel with fines being awarded to Team Bliss for putting down flaps over the way point (and dobbing themselves in on the radio!) and team member Leanne from Hands Up who leaves us in Longreach, leaving one female pilot to represent the all girls on the race, many of whom are well seasoned navigators and “co-pilots”.

Mellow Yellow were the proud leg winners and have inherited the golden leg to fill over the leg 4 day (today) when we are off to Cloncurry. There was more entertainment after dinner with team members continuing with another sing-along ably led by our Three Amigos muso Tony.