A big start to the Simpson crossing! About 60km in the F 250’s gear box blew up. This then involved organising a truck to tow us out of the Simpson Desert over 50 metre high sand dunes. It took all day to cover 60 kms.
Now it may sound simple just get a new gear box and put it in F250. Well its not possible to complete these repairs in Birdsville as the parts & the equipment is not available. This has lead us to organising 2nd truck to take the F250 to Adelaide for repairs.
So this has delayed our Simspon Desert crossing so whlist we are waiting for our F250 we have decided to do the Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks which we had orginally plaaned to do at the end of the trip.