From Coober Pedy we headed North East to Oodnadatta in so as to transverse the Oodnadatta track and in doing so cross the Painted & Pedirka Deserts. Our plan from there was to cut across the Mount Dare and cross the Rig Line through the southern part of the Simpson Desert. Again we hit a road block as the recent rains that closed the Birdsville races and closed all the roads to Mount Dare and the Rig Line.
This forced us to travel south down the Oodnadatta track to Marree before heading back to Birdsville via the Birdsville Track. Compared with our crossing of the Birdsville Track at the start of the journey, the track was a challenge with numerous water crossing and mud holes.
After a couple of days in Birdsville to regroup and have dinner with our friends in Birdsville who had helped us, it was time to complete the 2000 kms of tar back home.
We would like to thank all the people who have helped us along the way especially the wonderful locals in Birdsville including Barnsey, Bronwyn, Lyn, Kenny, Cheryl, Carly, Adrian and Dusty.