A wave of encouragement and chocolate falling from the sky…

On Wednesday, Jenna’s parents planned to fly over the Simpson Desert and drop Jenna a parcel of much-deserved chocolate. I was lucky to be able to tag along with them and threw Jenna a parcel that contained the comments that have been posted on this blog since she left that I have been unable to approve for publication on the blog. But, she is getting your words of support!

David and Nell Brook departed on Wednesday afternoon and reached Jenna as she approached Poeppel’s Corner, the junction of the Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory borders. She was 6kms short of the corner when we flew overhead and she had stopped for the afternoon, ready to relax for a few hours before walking over 30 kms the following day.

From the air, we could see the group waving and were glad to hear Jenna’s voice on the UHF radio. She seemed very glad to hear from her parents and sounded like the walk was going very well. In fact, she may even be slightly ahead of schedule and maybe, hopefully, will be in Birdsville a day earlier than anticipated. However, time will tell and for now we’ll rest content that she’s approaching home, is healthy, enjoying her time in the desert and is raising more and more money for the RFDS every day.

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About Kelly Theobald

Kelly Theobald is a journalist, photographer and author living in Birdsville, a small community on the edge of the Simpson Desert in outback Queensland. Her journalism and photography has featured in the Courier Mail, the Sunday Mail's 'U on Sunday' magazine, R.M. Williams Outback Magazine, Rolling Stone Australia, Frankie, 4WD Action, OUTthere, Action & Adventure, the Brisbane Times, Channel 7 News, Sunrise and more. You can buy her bestselling children's book, Onslo, from all good bookstores and online.

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