Not a good start this morning with, firstly Melanie requesting a day off the saddle due to a lingering headache (?heat stroke). Then Fliss arrives with her derailleur in tatters after a slight mishap in the sandy soil.
Morning tea was at a rest area that was beside the Spring Creek and was just superb. Lots of shade and nice facilities. It would be a great place to free camp on another occasion. Ben decided to dress up as princess as he decided to ride her bike and lend his bike to Fliss.
Lunch was at Little Panton River rest area and this was quite a nice spot as well and another spot that would be great to free camp at. The group ended up very spread out today with most not stopping for afternoon tea but riding straight on after lunch into Halls Creek. Peter J, Mark, Deb & Martin stopped for a quick drink before heading in. I think Mel found the whole experience of staying in the car was very boring and a very long day (sorry Mel but our days can be alot of waiting around).