Monday, September 12, 2005

Darwin at last!

We finally made it. The first major leg of our journey is complete.

We arrived in Darwin around noon, and drove down to the race track to get ourselves a pit. We're in box 5, in case you're in the area and want to drop by ;).

We dropped off our trailer, and went to find some accommodations. We finally found something called the "leprechaun" motor lodge, where we found a cabin fairly cheap. Its got two bedrooms, kitchen-living room, and a bathroom. There's also a pool nearby, and some flat space to work on the car.

First people we met at the race track were two people from the Belgium team. They must have seen us pull in, and came down to say hi. Their car is in Darwin, but still passing through customs. U. Of Twente is here too, and apparently Nuna is around, but working on their car near their living space. I guess they don't want to give out too much details just yet.

We just came back from shopping for groceries. Today, Ken and I will be eating Kangaroo stakes. You can't go to Australia and NOT eat kangaroo ;). (P.S. Stay away from Vegemite!).

I should end this one soon, since our food is thawing in the back of our car. Its quite warm around here. Lucky our cabin is air conditioned.

-- Tom

5 Comments:

Blogger Rory said...

Awesome work guys, glad to hear you made it safely. Watch out for Nuna sending over spies. See you at the end of the week!!!

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2:56 PM  
Blogger Garrett said...

I hope your pit is drier than the last one we had. With less kamikaze junebugs too.

Be proud of what you've accomplished here, team. You've put in a lot of great work and you deserve any success you get (and more). Best of luck.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Imran said...

Thanks guys! haha Rory! We're locked in our garage keeping a low profile ;).

Nice to hear from you Garrett! hope all is going well! Haha! No wet garages thankfully! but it's so humid here, it might as well be flooding with water! I think i took care of all the bugs on the drive up! You need to check out the front of our car and the poor poor bugs stuck to it :(.

Thanks for the post!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Frak said...

You dissing vegemite? Hey hope you have a blast - solar is the industry that we Aussies SHOULD be at the forefront... but the govt won't spend the money.

(oh - never posted using my blogger acount - my real blog is clubman library - in case my crappy test blog shows or sommit)

12:26 AM  

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