Leg 6: Adels Grove

Cloncurry to Adels Grove

Distance: 160nm

Date: Monday 3rd / Tuesday 4th September

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Thanks to leg sponsors EC & M. It was a relatively short hop from Ceduna Innamincka Cloncurry to Adel’s Grove and many chose to go direct, having heard about the relaxing atmosphere of the place. With a temperature in the mid 30’s most racers were floating in the river by mid afternoon. After a wonderful evening meal on the deck the leg winners were announced and the golden leg was returned to the Bald Eagles with the races highest score yet of 1795 (this puts them within 2 seconds and only few meters of both of their targets!)

A fine was awarded to Billeagh for knocking the stick in the RV with her IPad sufficiently to briefly create an interesting and unusual attitude. Neil’s Flying Circus were also fined for their departure calls from Cloncurry. Apparently they thought they were in Ceduna. There was another similar fine for an aircraft accidentally maiking a taxi call for Innamincka at the same aerodrome (although the team name excapes me at the moment)

The rest day in Adel’s Grove was spent relaxing, touring or swimming and it was with some reluctance that the racers had to pile back into their air craft for leg 7 – the draw card being the next stop was Mataranka.