Thursday, 20 April 2000

day seventy-five: the shortcut to perth

Thankfully, the rain held off overnight. Bob did the repairs and we were on the road about 8am. Along the route we stopped for tea with another Travelabout truck going the other way.

By 1pm, we were back on tarmac for the remainder of the journey. This didn't do any favours to the truck, we had to stop at Leonara for lunch and more repairs!

Left Leonara about three, pushing through Kalgoorlie about six-thirty, and onto Coolgardie for dinner at a roadhouse. Suitably fed, we carried on for another couple of hours, stopping for the night at yet another Telstra tower, and set up our swags. The lack of firewood made for a cold night.