Did I mention that this wild adventure is taking a 10,000km detour to the wedding of a very close friends daughters!
No missed that point
The nearly 1200 km of rough dirt roads had destroyed the bikes rear tyre and drive chain.
So new tyre and chain and time to make miles to the east coast of Australia
Past the Devils Marbles
Over the Queensland border.
And along hot straight outback roads
Some call Longreach the capital of the Outback
The home of QANTAS now Australia’s national airline.
It’s also the centre of the Chanel Country that funnels the water of the tropical monsoons into Lake Eyre in the centre of Australia.
Which I has passed only a few weeks past
So I took a friend for a ride
To see the water lillies on the flooded Thompson River as the precious water makes its way to the desert
I was going to take a swim but the river was full of mud from recent floods and not inviting.
Tomorrow I will start to make miles again. Four days of riding in temperatures of 37c ( nearly 100F) had zapped my energy.
An air-conditioned hotel a respite. My blogs up to date, I’m refreshed and tomorrow offers cooler weather as I head south east toward the Pacific Ocean.
10 thoughts on “Time to make miles as I hear wedding bells”
Devils Marbles are on my trip in May. Thanks again for your pics. Good to see the waters out there. Enjoy.
Worth the stop. May isn’t far away enjoy
Looks great. I thought it was worth going down too see.
There is free camping there but very exposed with no shade.
Once again great photos of a wonderful landscape. What a trip! I was in the Red Center on. bicycle 25 years ago, and it was ni where near as green as in your pictures. One thing I remember is the flies that would buzz around our heads and get in our eyes at every stop. How are you dealing with them?
Yes it is amazingly green. Major rains after years of drought. The only answer for the flies in a face net which I used often
Yep definitely wouldn’t be swimming in that brackeny water. Don’t know what might be in there!
It’s was just flowing mud
Great articles, Mick!