I've lost track of the days and I've run out of good stories of my own. The last few days have not been my favorite and all I can do is hope for a few more nice flights before the comp is over.
But meanwhile, Frances from Switzerland had a hilarious story from yesterday's 250km task. The story was fantastically told in French and then translated into English by Christian Vioblet, so it won't be as good here, but it is worth retelling. Apparently Frances landed short of goal in the middle of absolutely nothing. He pulled out his mobile phone to call his driver, only the find that he had no coverage. No problem, there was a grain silo nearby with a ladder up the side. So, he climbed it and at the top had coverage. Unfortunately, he driver simply could not find him. Frances waited on the silo until after dark until he started to see headlights coming his way. Very excited to be found, he started flashing his camera flash to get his driver's attention. But instead of continuing toward him, the car suddenly stopped and started shooting at Frances!! When they car load of kangaroo hunters finally realized that most roos don't carry flash cameras, they were kind enough to give him a ride out to the main road, getting him past about 8 locked gates and out to his driver. The Swiss team then slept in the car at the gas station. They arrived home this morning after sunrise.