Alice - Tennant Creek - Daly Waters
13.05.2014 - 15.05.2014
We left Alice on Tuesday morning heading for Tennant Creek - not so sure this is a good idea, however the alternative is to keep going for a very long hot ride - and possibly still end up some-where undesirable !!
So the decision was made to go as far as Tennant Creek and check in to the best hotel amongst a bad bunch. Trip Advisor ratings and reports were not good !!!
One high point of the day was crossing the Tropic of Capricorn.
Another high point was the Devils Marbles:-
So we rode into Tennant Creek - and all the reports were true. All the shops are barred up and look closed, upon closer inspection they are open, just hiding behind bars. The Motel was ugly and very run down, the room did smell of White King - comforting. And the linen was clean. And the air-conditioner was new and actually worked - things are looking up.
We went for a walk "down town" to check out possibilities for dinner - no way - so across the road we went for take-away Red Rooster.
Very very pleased to leave Wednesday morning we rode to Daly Waters Pub.
This Pub is so interesting -full of Aussie humour - everywhere you look :-
Today - Thursday 15th May we arrived at Katherine.
Straight to the Bike repair shop - we need new rear tyres - unbelievable - less than 10,000kms travelling on a lot of straight roads has worn them out very quickly.
Wandering around town we entertained ourselves for a couple of hours - not much to see or do in Katherine.
Tomorrow we go to the Katherine Gorge.