Day 9 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
A new day and “Glad” and “Merv” set off early for Alice Springs as Brett and Paul were due to catch flights to Melbourne and Perth. Brett to return to Alice on Sunday.
No joy for Bob as the local mechanic was no help with the trailer. Fortunately Pete Eardley flagged down a low loader truck heading for Alice. The driver agreed to take the campervan on the trailer and Bob followed behind. Arrangements were made to repair the spring and axle in Alice.
The rest of the group headed towards Alice later and caught up with Brett and Neill at Mt Ebenezer some 270 km down the road. The group arrived in Alice Springs late afternoon and booked into the Big 4 caravan Park. Total distance travelled 470 km. A big day. It was learned on arrival the Steve and Lorna were here and Lorna was due for an operation tomorrow to pin a broken tibia.