Aie aie aie, that’s it… I’m heading to the anthill, the traffic jam, the pollution, the noise, all the things I like :-) If it wasn’t to pick up my new GPS I would be cycling through Cambodia right now. But that’s the way it is. I will survive as always. Actually, tonight, I’ve found a great spot in the heart of the messy city of Nonthaburi. As I was looking for a public park where to stay for the night and keep a connection with nature, I ended up between concrete walls in an apocalyptic landscape. What a good place where to stay :-) That’s adventure!
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 :-)
Today is a hot one again. I’ve planned to cycle early this morning and then stop between 11am and 4pm. I don’t feel the high humidity yet but I can see it around. Martin told me about “Douglas Hot Springs” so I will be happy if I can join that spot today. It’s going to be a long one!
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 :-)
I’m still not sure if I’m going to the Festival or not as I’ve discovered that the price was $40 per person and not free as said the woman I met about a week ago at the Pink Panther Roadhouse. I know the turn off is something like 50km after Mataranka so I will stop somewhere there for the night and will decide tonight.