Today was supposed to be an early start but routine checks revealed a bolt holding the alternator on needed replacing. At 5am our only parts resource was the bus itself and luckily, Bolly (our bus driver) managed to find one from the back of the bus that we could use. So only a little later than we had hoped we drove to the fuel station to fill up, get some munchies and headed off. The day had not finished throwing curve balls at us though and before long a bush on the gearstick collapsed and the gearstick detached from the gearbox. It didn’t look good for a while until our flight attendant aka Macgyver aka Buzz Talay managed to fashion some metal and plastic he found on the side of the road into suitable parts and re-attached our gearstick. So we finally made it to Nyngan around lunch. Let’s hope we get a good run this afternoon !