Tenant Creek - half way there!August 3, 2017 in Australia
675km and we've made it to Tenant Creek. We left Katherine at 10.30am, and got here as the sun set at 6.15pm. Finished off Chamber of Secrets and on to Prisoner of Azkaban!
Actually, the journey was pretty smooth, amazing what a difference it makes when there is no traffic and the roads are straight...
We stopped off at some thermal hot springs 100km south of Katherine, like sitting in a warm bath but in a tropical forest in the middle of nowhere. After that, the landscape got drier, the plants got fewer and the rocks got redder. But bizarrely, it is 10 degrees cooler - even though we are now in the desert.
Not sure we will be hanging out in Tenant Creek any longer than necessary - despite the fact that it is the major centre for an area equivalent to the whole of the UK, it seems a desolate place and we'll be glad to move on and get to Alice. Just under 500k tomorrow so a short hop compared to today!Read more