Day 43 Still very uncomfortable in the morning but got all packed up and headed on my way to Port Hedland. I’d already decided if I wasn’t feeling better by the time I got there I’d go and get checked out. I didn’t even make it to town. The pain was so intense I had to stop and rest a bit under a bush by the side of the road before I could continue. I went first to a medical clinic where I was told very brusquely that they couldn’t see me unless I’d been there before. They directed me to the hospital where I checked into the ER where I did a bunch of paperwork and was eventually seen by a doctor. Bottom line is I have a 9 mm kidney stone that is trying to work it’s way out and will probably take 2-3 weeks to do so. Gave me an injection of an anti-inflammatory, an information sheet and a prescription for heavy duty ibuprofen. Pain had let up and I rode for another few hours getting as far as the Fortescue Roadhouse. I did stop along the way and looked at the closed Whim River Roadhouse. Seem to be a lot of these places closing down. Took a campsite in the back and went in for dinner. No beer available because they don’t have a license and I returned my first dinner because it smelled and tasted off. Second choice of a steak burger was somewhat better. Don’t think this place will be around much longer either. Afterwards headed back to my tent for an early sleep.