Day 4 – Rest Day
I am certainly enjoying my rest day here in Katherine. I did some shopping at a local grocery store, I bought bananas, a few apples and Gatorade for the next stage of the ride. The temperature has been reaching 38-39 degrees by 3 in the afternoon and stays that way for a couple of hours. I came off in the gravel yesterday, because the front wheel has no weight (all the weight is in the trailer and panniers) it loses traction sometimes. Only a few scratches and the bike is okay. So today I made my own water carrying holder for the front. I’ll find out if it works tomorrow.
It’s funny you know, while I was at the camping shop this morning I ran into my 7th ‘crazy’ person. His tent had ripped and he was buying a new one. He is towards the end of his journey riding from Adelaide to Darwin. It has been refreshing meeting other people out on their adventure knowing that I am not the only one out there on the roads.
I’ll be starting what I call the Kenny Mac’s Big 4 in the morning, 541 kms in 4 days to Kununurra. No more 5 star caravan parks, it’s now camping out under the stars, practicing for the dirt section of Gibbs River Road. I was told there is a great camping place at Timber Creek 290 km (have emailed but no reply) and a roadhouse about 195 kms away (cold drinks will be nice).
Bye for now.