Where’s Drifty? HMB Endeavour news from the road

 

Craig on the open road

Craig on the open road

Hello, my name is Craig and am part of the HMB Endeavour Circumnavigation team. As HMB Endeavour makes her way around Australia, my role is to transport the gear we need for port visits. For the last four months I’ve called the HMB Endeavour truck home, and have followed the journey from Sydney, up the east coast of Australia, and am now headed for Darwin.

I had the truck serviced in Cairns, (it’s first – 5000km) before heading back to Townsville to begin the long trek west. After three full days driving from the east coast I am now at Barkley’s Roadhouse – a little oasis about six hours west of Mount Isa and about three hours east of Tennant Creek. I expect another two full day’s drive to reach Darwin, but it may be three days.

HMB Endeavour Truck

HMB Endeavour Truck

All is going well – the truck is performing magnificently, the weather has been excellent and the worst of the roads is now behind me, and folks, some stretches of highway have been absolutely horrendous (it’s not the potholes you have to look out for; it’s the road trains that are parked in them).

I will keep in touch, but in the meantime have included a few snaps of my voyage.

Cheers
Craig, HMB Endeavour Shipkeeper (aka Drifty)

Have you seen the HMB Endeavour truck on the open road?

HMB Endeavour on the open road

The open road

5 thoughts on “Where’s Drifty? HMB Endeavour news from the road

  1. good to read your blog craig,how is your backside sitting in the truck fore all those miles.have a safe journey fore the rest of the trip.

    bryan (endeavour volunteer sydney)

  2. Aren’t you travelling in the HMT(truck) Endeavour?

    I have been wondering how your voyage is going, Craig.

    Alyson (Brisbane volunteer)

  3. HI THERE CRAIG
    HOW ARE YOU DOING ?????????????? THE ENDEAVOUR “TRAGIC’S” BACK IN SYDNEY CAN’T WAIT TILL YOU GET BACK !!!!!!!!!!!
    ONLY 81/2 MONTHS TOMORROW
    NELSON IS WELL AND THRIVING HAVE PUT A COUPLE OF SHOTS ON VOL’S WEBSITE… FRANK COMES IN TO FEED HIM AND LOVELY MIRJAM FROM DUYFKEN FEEDS HIM TOO (SEE PICS)
    SYDNEY GUIDE BOB HETHERINGTON IS COMING OVER TO GERALDTON TO DO A BIT OF GUIDING
    TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE

    JUDY POWELL

    BOY!!!!!!!!!! WILL YOU HAVE SOME STORIES TO TELL US

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