As you can imagine, there were many last-minute preparations prior to departure. One had been to purchase a harness and leash for Oscar - to prevent accident or escape during roadside rest stops.
Oscar wasn't being given preferential treatment. Sunny is far more a scaredy cat (and not particularly mobile) so he was not considered in need of restraint.
In fact at our first stop, he quickly scuttled back inside his enclosure when taken out for a stretch!
Nick had booked us into a pet-friendly cabin just short of Wagga Wagga. I did not enquire as to the overall distance until much later in the day - and I was acutely disappointed to learn we will still some 300km short of our destination.
We took many very frequent rest stops during the afternoon/evening/night - very necessary for all convoy members.