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STU ART CONCEPTS goes on a road trip

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For the first three weeks of April, STU ART CONCEPTS will be on a road trip. We’re driving a campervan and will have the computer, printer and materials on board. Therefore, the full range of greeting cards and prints will still be available. However processing times may be up to 3 days rather than the usual 1 day.

The road trip will take us up the eastern part of Australia and return through the inland. We look forward to exploring the country, visiting friends and family and competing in orienteering events.

Orienteering has been my sport for nearly 40 years. This trip will take us to four different areas to experience some of the best competitions in Australia.

First we’ll compete in 2 events east of Canberra. They are part of the 2022 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics. The Saturday event is on “The Gib” map which is a hill with many granite boulders. Last time I drove to this location I got 2 punctures! The locals were very helpful and loaned me a second spare tyre so that I could drive into Canberra and get them fixed. The Sunday event is on an area of gully spur terrain a little further east. I’ve not run on this map so look forward to discovering the area.

The second competition will be the Newcastle Night Championships at Speers Point. It’s been a while since we’ve used our headlamps so it will be interesting to see how we go.

After spending a few days exploring the Myall Lakes and Gloucester areas we’ll compete in two NSW state league events west of Armidale. The first is on a map that I last competed on in 2008. The second is on a new map. Past experience in the New England region suggests that these will be two great events.

Lastly, but hopefully the best will be Australian 3-Days in the Kingaroy region of Queensland over Easter. Firstly, the carnival begins with a bush sprint on Good Friday. Then the 3 days competition with your total time for the 3 events determining the winner. With over 600 competitors from around Australia entered, this should be a fantastic event.

The return journey will be via the inland route. The highlight will be spending a day walking in the Warrumbungle National Park.

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