This wrap is a little late, service can be challenging at times in the outback but the guessing game of when the internet will cooperate is half the fun! Tonight we're in William Creek, a little place with a lot of character halfway between Marree and Coober Pedy.
Last week started in a less than ideal way, with back to back migraines for Kate upon returning to Adelaide from Rocky. We headed north to Marree on Thursday, ready for the Curdimurka Outback Ball Re-Booted & Re-Located from Friday to Sunday... also affectionately known as 'muddy-murka', due to - you guessed it - the ubiquituous mud. We were an extra pair of hands where needed across the three days, whether that was jumping on the loader (Kate), making everyone grapevine in and out of the entrance (self-assigned, Claire) or carrying sound gear from point A to point B, we slotted in where we could and had a blast. John and the Revive the Regions with Music team are absolutely top shelf, we loved you all and are missing you already! Thank you for giving us the nickname of 'The Morale Sisters', that's a tag we'll wear with pride.
Much, much line dancing was done, starting with Will Day Music on Friday night who soldiered on and kept the crowd rocking through two power outages, with the rest of the line up including Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Viper Creek Band, Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley, Matt Cornell, David Hobson and Rachel Beck (yes, we line danced to opera), John O'Dea, Reg Dodd, The Cherry Pickers and Caitlin Drew - Music. Such amazing talent left right and centre.
This week, we're heading north for the Oodnadatta Racing & Horse Sports Club. Gymkhana, where we'll be teaching on Friday night before the Saturday event, then onwards to Alice Springs on Sunday.
Yours in boot-scootin', Kate and Claire