Day 5 of my “hug the nation” trip. Speed limit for most of today was 130km/hr. It’s amazing how you can chew through the Ks at the speed. Made it to Darwin by 4pm.
When I set out this morning it was pouring rain. Wasn’t exactly what you would call – high quality accommodation.
It always amazes me though how quickly the weather changes. Just 20 minutes up the road, I grabbed this shot. Love the contrast of colors in the outback.
I travelled through a little place, can’t remember its name and saw this service station. Weird thing is, when I rode my motorbike up here five years ago, it was exactly the same.
I pulled up to look at an old mine that is now a lake and an old man had just had a fall as he walked up the lookout steps. He had hurt himself pretty bad. Bleeding from the head and legs. I wished I had a first aid kit in the car. His adult daughter was going to take him into town. This is the spot too where I had a near death experience. As I am traveling alone, I have a tripod and a timer on my camera for distance selfies and I am trying to be creative with photos of the flag, so I set the camera up and rushed to the edge of the cliff, trying to get the flag right – all in ten seconds and I tripped and fell, almost going over the edge. Here is the mine.
Between Darwin and Katherine there a number of WWII relics and memorials. There are also some WWII airstrips. It’s kind of strange to walk on them and connect with the war of the past:- to imagine planes taking off and defending our mainland against the Japanese.
Check out this sign re fuel. That’s a seriously long way with no coke stops.
Being creative with photos of the Flag.. Here is today’s offering.
I have been amazed at the lack of wildlife that I have seen. No Roos or Emus for two days now. No road kill either. Found this little guy though. Also I have not seen a policeman since the F3 near Gosford.
Tomorrow I head for Kununurra.