26.06.2017 - 26.06.2017 30 °C
Monday 26th June - Cape Crawford & Borroloola area.
No rush this morning as we had planned a fairly relaxing day. A bit of breakfast, some mtce on the bike & trailer, and plans to ride 70kms to Carribininni Waterhole. The park manager came over to tell us that the service station had run out of unleaded fuel. We all had full tanks, thanks to our habit of refuelling as soon as we reached our daily destination. But we then had to decide if we would make the trip up to Carribininni Waterhole Conservation area and use up valuable fuel, or wait for the fuel truck to arrive, as I would need every drop to make it to Daly Waters Pub tomorrow. We decided we had day's to spare, so did the ride up to Carribininni anyway and would stay until the fuel truck arrived. Maybe in a day or two was the answer?
The ride north to Carribininni was hot and dry (31 deg) but the walk into the Waterhole and the 3km walk up through the sandstone pillars was one of the best short walks I've done. Some spectacular scenery and formations within the pillars. It is a miniature of The Lost City formations.
Back to camp for a bite of lunch, a swim and a beer, while Clint and Andrew had nanna naps. Over to the Heartbreak Hotel for a few arvo beers and dinner. Ran into a couple of blokes doing the same trip we are only in the reverse direction. They are on adventure bikes and doing some dirt as well as the highways. It was great talking to them and sharing experiences and knowledge.
Back to camp for a couple of reds before turning in.
What a relaxing, easy day. 140kms done.
P.S. We decided over a few beers ...... fck the fuel truck, we are gunna have a crack at Daily Waters with the fuel we have. Hope I make it.