The Longest Line sounds like it should be a movie title – and perhaps it should be a movie to showcase the amazing experience of participating in a Guinness Book of Records Challenge to form the Longest Line of RV’s that happened in Barcaldine, outback Queensland, over the last couple of days.
The line stretched for nearly 10 kilometres and had around 900 RV’s in it
We started lining up on Saturday afternoon, camped out on the roadside overnight
and the line got moving about 9.30 the next morning – that is, the start of the line! About 1 hour later we started moving – it took that long for the momentum to reach us at about the 7 kilometre mark!
The scrutineers were in place at the start, 1km mark, 2km mark, 3 km mark and the finish line at 3.5kms. They had to make sure we had a continuous moving line over this distance to challenge the current record held by Italy.
It was certainly a challenge in more ways than one! It was a challenge to maintain one car length distance between each vehicle, a challenge to maintain a speed of around 10 kph without riding the clutch in my manual geared van, a challenge to beat off the bush flies and a challenge to remain cool and calm while listening to the inane chatter and abusive comments over the CB radio.
Was it worth it? Definitely! So much fun to share this experience with wonderful Solo friends and others I have met on my travels.