September 2016
  • Day14

    Albion Hotel

    September 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

    Normanton, up and down the main road.
    Albion Hotel for drinks and dinner.
    4WD cars like horses in front of the pub.
    A statue and Info about Kyrs the largest recorded saltwater crocodile. 8.63m long with a weight of 2 tones.
    The purple pub looks like a brothel in the night 😲

  • Day14

    Normaton

    September 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    Mount Isa
    Normanton
    500 km

    Nice windy bush roads just after Mt Isa. Bourke and Willis Roadhouse at lunch time.
    Later we passed along 150 km of termite hills on both sides of the road. That must have been millions.
    End of the tour in 35 degress. We went straight into the pool 🐳

  • Day12

    Detour 1 - Barkly Homestead

    September 19, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Back to Barkly Homestead
    485km

    Northern Australia experiences heavy showers and thunderstorms. It rained the whole night 🚣
    We started in rain in the morning and arrived @ Barkley in sunshine 29 degress. Good wet weather gear made the ride easy.

    Straight into the pool and soon having dinner. Just enjoying a beer due happy hour.

    Tomorrow a short ride to night Mount Isa then the alternative route Normanton.
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  • Day11

    Borroroola

    September 18, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Barkly Homestead
    Borroroola
    485 km

    Cloudy day. The Tablelands are really, really, really flat. You can see who comes for a visit a week before they arrive 😅
    Later the scenery changed. Bush and trees.
    We saw a lot of cows and Kangaroos on the road. 🐮 Haven't seen any camel's today 🐫
    No accident but plenty of corpses and smell of rotten meat all along the road showing the fact that roadkill is very common. The plenty termite hills have a darker red colour and are higher up here 🐜

    At the end of the day it started to rain 😨
    When we arrived at Borroroola Savannah Motel it was pouring down. Trish (the owner) brought us the bad news that the Savannay Way is not drivable. The weather forecast shows the next days heavy rain. The Savannah Way will be 550 km of mud and impossible to drive with our heavy bikes.
    What a shame!!!! I'm very disappointed 😔
    However, we will not risk broken bones and go for a 1500km detour. Aussie!!!
    Hotel bookings are cancelled/ re-booked so looking forward for Normanton in 3 days time 😊
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  • Day10

    Barkly Homestead

    September 17, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Mount Isa
    Barkely Homestead
    440 km

    We made it into the Nothern Territory.
    Never saw so much of nothing.
    Looking at the horizon you actually can see Earth's curvature.
    Stefan lost a lock which holds the visor in place. Searched for it but no luck. Duct tape for a temp fix.
    37 degrees when we arrived at Barkly Homestead. They have a pool ... guess what 😉
    Doing the laundry now.
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  • Day8

    Mount Isa

    September 15, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Boulia
    Mount Isa
    315 km
    The dog was guarding our bikes in Boulia. 😊
    A wet day. 200 km driving in the rain. We had to pass a lot of road floodings. 120 km before Mt. Isa we had to wait almost 2 hrs. till the water lowered enough to pass.
    A well earned Kilkenny in the Irish Club.

  • Day7

    Boulia

    September 14, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    6th leg
    Longreach
    Winton
    Middelton
    Boulia
    535 km
    First time on the way refill.
    Need a replacment for my back & bu.. 🙃
    Very nice tour though. Dessert impressions.
    Started @ 23 degress in the morning, midday 33 degress Boulia 16 degress. Aussie winter.