15.07.2017 - 15.07.2017 31 °C
Saturday 15th July - Kununurra to Fitzroy Crossing.
As we had a big day on the bikes, (650kms) we were up before the sun to pack up. But we still weren't on the road until 9:00am. Fuelled up and turned the bikes ever westerly. 1st stop was at Doon Doon Roadhouse only 105kms from Kununurra. But it was a fuel requirement to get to Halls Creek. It seems the WA govt is intent on stopping the westerly march of the cane toads from Qld. They go to all sorts of measures to erradicate them.
Then through Warmun and on to Halls Creek. Lots of wild horses in this area with huge amounts of dung along the roadside. We only saw 3 brumbies though. The countryside is in great condition due to the record wet season earlier in the year. Another refuel at Halls Creek and we noticed the countryside was getting harder with the native grasses giving way to spinifex country. The leg from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing was 288 kms with no fuel in between. We did it in one stint and arrived in Fitzroy Crossing at 4:15pm. Checked into our digs, a cabin in a van park for $190/nt. (ouch) then we went down to The Crossing Inn for dinner. The bar reminded me of the "Snake Pit" in Mt Isa from the 80s, but we were directed to the restaurant which was quite nice with a great outdoor garden area where we ordered dinner. Food was good as we chatted to some locals.
Back at our cabin, I caught up on my blog and then an early night.