09 Mar Car Crash!
On Monday 6th March we were involved in a car accident. After the Nannup Music Festival, we were heading out of WA towards Port Fairy Festival when our van rolled. Jeff was driving when on a tight corner about 40km from Lake Grace (WA). He went into the gravel shoulder of the road, hitting a couple reflector posts, then over compensated and the van flipped, rolling 3 times we think. We are both ok, only a few scratches, bumps and bruises. Quite lucky really considering the van was a complete write off. Most of the instruments survived as they were very tightly packed into the van, though a number were thrown from the vehicle. The ambulance took us to Lake Grace hospital to clean us up and for observation. A friend from Bridgetown came and picked us up. We attempted to purchase a van in Collie the next day, however that didn’t pan out. My brother came down from Fremantle to collect us and our stock but he also flipped his Landcruiser on the way down. He and his car were ok once kind passer-byers helped him get it back on it’s wheels.
So we are back in Perth at the moment looking for another van. We have missed Port Fairy Festival but hopefully we can make the Blue Mountains Festival and the rest of our itinerary from there. We will keep you posted of whats happening on our ‘crazy adventure’ as we refered to it previously!
P.S. Yes that is a mandolin hanging off the wheel of the upturned vehicle!