Yeah, another little run around the place This time it's mostly work, with a little play. Total should be around 6400km. The main focus on the trip is getting to Brisbane and repair the Ranger LF door there in my brothers crash shop. Needs a door shell, result of a 20km/hr roo strike on Googs Tk some 2 months ago. I'll probably do a lot of the job, and while there do a good couple of weeks helping him out (they are busy and understaffed !). First up, leaving 0200 tomorrow I head to Melbourne for 3 deliveries. Sensitive goods that normally have to be well packed, double boxed, and then still pray to the courier Gods that they don't get damaged. So, charging what I'd normal do for a full pack up and courier, I decided no probs to deliver these on the way . . . would you believe, that going via Melb is only 360km more than driving Adelaide straight to Brissy !!?? I was blown away when I looked at it and thought yeah, why not. So hope to get outta Melb onto the Hume by early pm, 1330 / 1400 latest, and make Gundagai for an 8 hr or so stint in the swag. I'm going that way to head through Sofala and do another delivery at Mudgee, only a 100km or so more, so again why not ? So after Mudgee, I go north and get back onto the real route (Newell Hwy) near Coonabarabran, then high tail it to Brissy south side for a late Tues arrival. Total approx 2580km, split into 2 days of about even distance, and I may take another night out if required and drive in Wednesday morning. Not taking any chances on driving fatigued. Thus late pm, head to Hervey Bay, visit eldest brother, drive back to 2nd eldest brothers via Cooloola / Teewah . . . and I'm taking him up and back for a spin. Same Brissy brother I took across the Simpson Geo Centre May 2015. After the WORK then for a good 2-1/2 weeks, will be driving home via Broken Hill, possible side trip to Gammon Ranges in the north Flinders. do a base camp 2 nights and some touring local tracks around Grindells Hut / Arkaroola. Hervey Bay - Home run should be around 3820km, including some local driving allowance. So the Ranger's tanked up (186lt deisel, have about 30lt water), loaded with camping gear, work tools, some general tools, 4 enroute deliveries, just going to throw some clothes in a bag now and get some sleep before the 0100 alarm. Will post up some pics of the trip as it happens, and some notes on the Hervey Bay / Cooloola run.