Arctan passing Devil's Marbles. Photo Credits Rachel Abril

World Solar Challenge: Day Two

The second race day began at Dunmarra, the second control stop of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team was in seventh place, behind other top competitors. After serving out the rest of the control stop time in the morning, we were off South. Arctan handled the next part of the course well, which is one of the hilliest stretches of the Stuart Highway. In the late afternoon, the convoy arrived at the third control stop, Barrow Creek. We were greeted there by the friendly homestead keeper we met on our travels north to Darwin the week earlier.

Alex Lubkin and Anna Olson with the bar keeper from Barrow Creek. Photo Credits Emily Henriksson

Alex Lubkin and Anna Olson with the bar keeper from Barrow Creek. Photo Credits Emily Henriksson

After the control stop, the team proceeded further south. We passed Devil’s Marbles, which is an amazing geologic formation.

Arctan passing Devil's Marbles. Photo Credits Rachel Abril

Arctan passing Devil’s Marbles. Photo Credits Rachel Abril

At the end of the day, we stopped at a small rest area off the side of the highway. Arctan finished the day sixth in the polls, about an hour behind the leading pack. After array standing in the evening, the parents set up an excellent citronella candlelight dinner to keep the flies away. Who knew we would have such luxury in the Outback. The tacos and apple crumble were amazing! Stay posted for an exciting third day.

Candlelight Dinner Prepared by Loie, Dan, Morgan, and Andrew! Photo Credits Alex Lubkin

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