Terra Firma - Terra Nullius
Trip Start Aug 18, 2006
149Trip End Ongoing
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katharine - no new cassette, decide to risk it
katharine to tennant creek - woods down to newcastle creek, then scrubby 'tablelands'. bush camping easy. mozzies at dusk, wallabies on roadside. roadkill everywhere. road trains.
met grey nomads -
'watch out for abos'
'did you know it'd be this far'
'-where've you ridden from?
-But where in Australia?
-Strewth! You've ridden all the way from Darwin? Crikey!'
'don't like pilger'
-give beer, steak,
buy mallet (!)
loud noises all night from aboriginals
'Good on yer mate! Good on yer!
free camping, chap defended abos, free beers, free food, pool. tent pole snapped. 'common brown snake' or 'whiptale snake'
Wycliff Well- UFO centre.
Tropic of capricorn,
drive train getting worse and worse, crunch into alice with serious slippage on any vaguely uphill gradient, but make it. 20 bucks for bed, but bought roo steak (!), got pissed, w/crazy danish guy and pom. lovin the ozzie ways, even from non-ozzies. fix bike, never simple. need new tent, warm clothes, book flight home, do app, buy supplies. all in one day. tough.