Trip Odometer: 16533km
Daily total: 423km
This morning was a later start as we had an engagement with the local school, and of course school starts a lot later than our normal departure times. Whilst we were standing around waiting for the briefing, I noticed the horn on the bike had come loose and was hanging in mid air. Somehow, the bolt was still hanging on for dear life, so it was an easy fix. Only problem is I dont have a shifter and my socket set was not suitable. Thankfully a fellow neighbour who lived just up the road from me when I was a Boondall had the tools for the job.
After departing from the Mataranka Homestead, we headed to Mataranka School. Unfortunately due the abuse of social media we were unable to take pictures, but the kids had a great time asking questions and looking at the bikes.
From Mataranka we rode onto Katherine for fuel, where we were free to make our own way into Darwin. By this point, I was getting pretty tired and was keen to just get to Darwin and have a rest, hence a lack of photos. I plan to steal some pics from others as they get posted to facebook! Four of us pushed onto the Adelaide River for fuel and a quick bite to eat. It wasn’t long before the other riders started rolling in, ad we rolled out!
Adelaide River to our camp is only about 100km, but the last 50km is through the greater region of Darwin so was a bit slow going. Eventually we rode into camp, and after setting up I shot off to the local bottle shop for a six pack of beer which was appreciated by the three of us campers that drink beer!