I’ve got the right pace these days. I sleep in the bush each night and for lunch I reach a town where I can avoid the heat and buy some refreshment, perfect timing again ;-) I wasn’t sure if I would reach Batchelor today but there was an unexpected shortcut of 10km so I finally made it. And to celebrate that I had a an expensive tiny frozen pizza :-)
Short day today. I’m going to cycle to Edith falls. The cyclist I met in Alice Springs told me they spent 4 days their and it’s worth it. Better than Katherine gorge because it’s free. It’s 20km of the road so that’s OK.
Barunga festival is finished and I’m half happy about it. At least I was camping for cheap for few days and see a little of the aboriginal culture. My next destination is Litchfield park where I will spend 4 days until Darwin. Let’s go!
I left as early as I could this morning and arrived at the festival just when they opened the doors :-) Perfect timing! This is more the preparation day and there is not much to do but at least I paid to sleep somewhere so it’s better than nothing. The guy are repeating on the main stage and the shops are taking place around. Lucky me, this community has even a library so I’ve been there for one hour to charge my phone and laptop :-)
Yes, it did rain last night but not as heavy as I was afroad of. And today, the good weather is coming back, good! For the first time in Australia I had the chance to taste a natural thermal pool and I must say, it’s very VERY nice :-) Not even crowded, like ten people at a time and all stayed together when the other half was empty most of the time. People were maybe scared of the rapids where I found that spot being the best. Very nice place!
After two and a half days doing nothing I’m back on the saddle! I still have 3 weeks to go until I fly from Darwin to Bali so I will surely stop in different other places like Mataranka, Katherine, Edith Falls and I don’t know yet. I wish I had more food with me because life is expensive around here. And every road house sell nearly the same stuff like: ice creams, beers, soft drinks, Chips, and spare pieces. How can I get food for my breakfast with that?! Anyway, I’ll make it!