23rd May 2015
We were getting close to our next destination – Alice Springs. We had booked a space in a caravan park, but were a bit early for it. We travelled leisurely, stopping for geocaches on the way. The first one was at the Finke River Crossing.
The Canonball Memorial reminds us of the tragic accident when in the first (and last) Canonball Run in 1994 two officials and two drivers were killed when a very inexperienced driver slammed into the race officials at 300km/h. The driver had never driven such a powerful car and was unused to Australian conditions. It was a mistake that there were no entry requirements to participate in the event.
We arrived in Alice Springs early afternoon and set up for a few days stay.