Labour Day In The Bush
Now for something completely different (apologies to Monty Python)! Dirty Girls with their partners and kids – and boy was it fun. Wasn’t quite sure what to expect; we’d never done a one day event withDirty girls and we’d certainly never done anything with the blokes tagging along. We thought we’d make it easy on the first attempt at this so chose Duck Creek Road (running between Kerry and O’Reilly’s) as the trail, and we all met up in Beaudesert. We had a few recidivists along and a whole bunch of first timers. Patrols, Pajeros, Rams, Jeeps, Suzukis and FJs formed the convoy and off we went. We had everything from hardened off-roaders to novices and from a babe in arms to, well to a fair bit older!
The drive up Duck Creek was was beautiful and everyone handled themselves well. The convoy stayed together and of course lots of photos were taken. The scenery in that part of the world is magnificent and some of the better photographers took absolutely stunning shots. The trek itself was mostly pretty tame with the odd bit of trickery in there just to keep everyone on their toes. In a bit over an hour we left the trail onto the main Canungra road and headed into O’Reilly’s. After a bit of lunch and an explore it was back on to the track for the run home. A few decided that the bitumen was the way home while the remainder headed back down Duck Creek Road and back to Beauie.
We had a couple of firsts on this trip, our youngest ever Dirty Girl driver, our youngest ever Dirty Girl attendee, the first time we ever brought the blokes and the first time we ever brought the kids.
Everyone was great, sharing tips and tricks and just getting along having fun. It wasn’t the toughest trip we’ve ever done, but it was probably one of the friendliest (and that’s saying something).
Thanks again to everyone who made the day so successful. We’re already scouting places where we can do another one.
The Original Dirty Girl