The Strezlecki Track turned out to be a breeze.
But there's water in this desert
I met a road gang foreman along the road who told me where the short cut is that saves 70k by cutting off the Merty-Merty loop.
This was a bit of a challenge and I was glad it was only 25km long, as the detours around the bog holes were pretty deep sand.
After a quick refuel and obligatary snap of Australia's most photographed bus...............
I was drinking beer in the corner store at Cameron Corner by 1/4 to 5, having left Lyndhurst at noon.
The famous Corner Store
Friday was my birthday, and the day I was going to hit Wanaaring, venue for the 2010 OCR, so it was up and at 'em.
The corner store is in Queensland, I then returned to South Australia and then through the gate into New South Wales.
More great roads.
Between every dune was this, water, pretty rare to see this country like this.
Tibooburra is about as far from anywhere as you can get in NSW and has that frontier feel to it. I stopped for a beer, it was my b'day after all.
Bike porn photo
About 50ks out of Tib. I had the closest thing to a moment I had on the whole trip, Ignoring a "Road Hazard" sign I hit a bloody big hole in the road at the old Dollar Twenty. I reckon the hole was about half a metre deep and for a moment there I wondered whether we were coming out the other side. Time for lunch by the lake.
And so on to Wanaaring, where the first person I meet is Andrew (Eaglebeak, remember him?) And so set up my camp in the caravan park and slip on my drinking shoes.