Elise’s diary of Raid 1996

      Young talented French girl Elise Buisson gives us “extracts from her diary” Raid 1996 in English. Elise co-raided with Aussie Paul Young in his Dyane. Including pre and post Raid they covered 18,000 kms. Friday 26th July Uluru: We get up at 6.15 to go and see the sunrise. At 11 o’clock I go and climb it with Paul (Smith) and Nan. About 3 hours later we are down again. The view from the top is unbelievable even if the horizon is cloudy. Then Paul, the Dyane and I drive to the Olgas for two short walks through the Valley of Winds and through canyon. We are back in the campground at 5 p.m. for lunch ! At 9.30 is the first meeting of the raid, where stickers, car numbers and pamphlets are distributed. Saturday 27th July ‘Til 9.30, we pack our stuffs and clean the car before the start of the Raid. At 9.30 is a meeting where we set up all the groups. Our group is the Emus one : Bob and Nan Canberra Howard and Hannu Sydney and Finland Alf and Ailsa Sydney Dagmar and Jürgen Germany Derek and Jenny New Zealand We are…

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