Over the past few days we have been riding the Tanami Track, across the Tanami Desert. Long desert tracks of red sand and tricky waterholes to negotiate. The vegetation is monotonous as is the riding. Its possible to turn a corner and see the track extend as far as the horizon….so you just hold the throttle open and go like the clappers. its pretty tiring doing up to 600km a day, but the old bod is handling it. Love travelling at 140 km per hour on the dirt roads. Chased a wild camel the other day and rode alongside it for about 50 metres until it ran off into the desert Also almost collided with 4 horses/brumby’s crossing the track. They were jet-black, with beautiful glossy coats and looked magical as they kicked up their heels and smashed thru the bush alongside the track.
We are now out of the desert region and in the verdant rolling landscape of the Kimberleys. Spent our first night at Fitzroy Crossing, beside the enormously wide Fitzroy River, now mostly empty of waterHaving a ball in fact, enjoying this amazing country. Now in the Kimberleys with all the grey gonads in their caravans. Sooooo beautiful here.Morgdog (new nickname by Andy – aka Baddog)