Set off from Mount Isa , Top pic is the chimney from the lead smelter right close to the town . The day warmed up quickly as I settled into the ride and I started to work my Way thru the water. As the day progressed the water become distinctly tepid , odd.
When I look back , the first day of a big ride often proves challenging and this was to be no exception. Started to feel somewhat unwell in the early afternoon and had to stop and have a lie down under some scant shade. After a couple of hours I started again but was only able to ride a further hour before admitting that I had simply had to stop and camp. After another lie down I finally managed to summons the energy to set up camp and thankfully the awful nausea subsided .
Dusk in Australia desert rarely fails to impress. Less impressive are the flies , they are such a bother and I am very thankful that I had the forethought to have packed a face net . If you camp you need to do arrive as late as is possible as the flies are the worst I’ve experienced in OZ.
Had a short ride this morning to Dajarra , a small town with Telstra , food and a bed.
Enough for now
BREAKFAST 2 eggs bacon , tomatoes,mushrooms
L avo whole , nuts , Bolton’s
Dinner 3 eggs , bacon
breakfast mushrooms in olive oil 2 eggs