26/07/2006 12:42 Splendour Bender - The Return [Road Trips]
This will just be a quick entry. The important thing is that the kombi performed flawlessly. Fighting late starts, disorganisation and continual rain, the kombi valiantly hauled us through Orange, Sydney, up the coast to Scotts Head, and triumphantly into Byron Bay!
Despite early rain, then festival itself was clear and sunny almost the whole time. The only reminder of the rain was the ankle-deep mud, rich and smelly. There was a real festival atmosphere, with most of the 17 500 punters friendly and mellow, perhaps due to the copious weed being very publicly smoked...
We collected plenty of photos, which are still awaiting review and collation, and even a few snippets of video.
The return journey was a little more subdued, but we had time for some much-needed R&R at Scotts Head this time around, before a final mad dashd down the coast then back to Canberra.