Travelling from Melbourne to Perth straight involves an awful lot of driving.
When I did this 12 years ago, 3 out of the 4 people in the van took turns behind the wheel: the 4th was not to be trusted.
The only benefit as driver was that you were in control of the music.
I was looking forward to my first driving shift, as the van’s owner and his friend had played Deep Purple for 12 hours non-stop.
Once securely in the driver’s seat I examined the tape selection:
12 Deep Purple cassettes!
I should have saw that coming.
note: no one ever fell asleep driving.