Gra Nomad Wanderings

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

DOWN BUT NOT OUT





Well, they sure made a mess of one Falcon wagon and the dual axle caravan they were towing...BUT they're alive and not too bad at all.
Alex and Lucy had driven from Western Australia over to see a bit of the east. They are keen travellers. They were due to arrive in Dubbo to visit us Tuesday afternoon but just 200 km short of Dubbo, they lost the rig! Finished up off the road after rolling car and van. As you can see they've written off the lot, but are still standing. Fortunately their insurance will meet the costs of getting back to Western Australia and replacing their vehicle. Fay and I spent a day and a bit helping them sort through stuff, find what was in reasonable condition, chuck out what wasn't and pack some of their goods into boxes to ship home. What a huge job. They also spent 12 hours being checked by medicos and taken for x-rays and scans.
When we farewelled them and left Muswellbrook at about 5 pm today (Wednesday), they had rented a car, booked a motel and were on their way to buy underwear for Lucy and toothbrushes and all that sort of stuff. Tonight and tomorrow they'll go through gear to see what condition some of the photos and CDs are in. Then they'll fly or train back to Perth.
Even so, it was great to see them and spend some time with them. Lucy and Alex were support crew for me and the other cyclists when we cycled from Perth to Adelaide back in 2003 on a Bike for Bibles ride.
Go well Murrays, and God bless you. Thanks Lord for watching over them.

4 Comments:

At 12:58 AM, Blogger kathi said...

Oh dear, scared me when I saw the pictures and especially the one of someone on the stretcher until I read the post. Thank God everyone was okay. Glad you were there to help.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger bbsgirl said...

thank goodness they were okay.

have a good summer trip.

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Smokes said...

Thankyou God for getting them out safe!!!! wow, i am so glad they both survived it. Glad you Keasty were not too far away.

 
At 9:45 PM, Anonymous G Howard said...

Sure glad those folk are fine. One scarey incident eh?

 

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