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Old 12-23-2009, 01:52 AM   #2
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Location: Bendigonia, Vic.
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day 2..

So, into Ngarkat i go, for my first experince with sand...

I figure the bike didnt have a good sleep last night...

didnt take long before she wanted a rest..




and another rest...




and another rest....




so after a lot of rests she decided to stay awake for a little while (perhaps the 'firmer' bit of track had something to do with it)

so i get to take a picture of her standing up..

bloody hot out there... (note the sweat soaked t-shirt )





the track soon returned to sand..

this one wasnt induced by lack of sleep, rather by me coming over the rise to find a kangaroo takin a leak on the track........





so after a million more stops, and drinking just about all my water, i finally got 'somewhere' that made me think i was actually getting there....




another 15-20kms saw the end of Ngarkat, and a firmer road into Keith...




refueled (me and the bike) at Keith at decided to cut down to the coast and jump in the ocean to cool down...

nice roads down towards Salt Creek..



got to the Coorong and found a road into the beach... seemed they'd had some rain down here...



got thru that ok, and got thru this ok..



but eventually came to a bit that was a no go... and of cource got bogged/bellyed out on a spinifex bush that wasted a lot of time and sweat..




learnt she's heavy... maybe a diet is in order...




finally got out and kept heading south... still hadnt had my swim, and the day was still roasting...

found a dryer looking track and decided to give it a crack...

didnt work too well....




anyway, time was getting away and i still had over 150 odd kms to go before i got to Southend where i was staying the night...

darkness struck...and so did the bugs...

pulled in to Beachport to grab a couple of take-aways.. and have a look at the bay..



then made Southend.. it was a long, hot day (Mannum to Southend)..

only just got thru a couple o beers before passing out for the night....



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