Terra Firma - Terra Nullius

Trip Start Aug 18, 2006
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Darwin - Katharine - met Gil, talky, interesting and boring, legs need working in. hot days. 100km ea.

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?
-England
-But where in Australia?
-Darwin
-Strewth! You've ridden all the way from Darwin? Crikey!'

'don't like pilger'
-give beer, steak,

Tennant creek
buy mallet (!)
germans w/campfire.
loud noises all night from aboriginals

Wauchope -
'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.
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