Day 86 Barnhill Station Day 2

Distance today 2km 🤣

TOTALS: Distance 6054km. Donations $8050.09. Days remaining 53. Deserts: Sturt Stony, Strzelecki, Tirari, Gibson, Great Victorian, Little Sandy Desert, Great Sandy Desert. Tracks: Birdsville Development Road, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, Red Centre Way, Great Central Road, Goldfields Highway, Wiluna North Road, Marble Bar Road, Great Northern Highway.

Note to new readers: I am travelling with my bike who’s name is Banjo. I often refer to ‘we’ meaning Banjo and I. ‘We’ have an amazing support team of family, friends, sponsors and folk we meet each day. But it’s still up to ‘us’ to face the challenge and tackle each day one peddle at a time.

It’s 7.00pm on Sunday the 25 July 2021

We didn’t get very far today. 2kms in fact before Banjo got a cut in his front tyre. Oh dear!!!! Sealant was hissing out and it was clear I needed to do a patch job. We turned on our heals and headed back to the campgrounds. I was pretty happy to have to spend another day here that’s for sure. I was also very happy that we have the gear now and more of an idea how to deal with tyre issues independently.

We had got up early and packed up camp in time for the Sunday Market goers that were busy setting up their stalls. I treated myself to a coffee and enjoyed the chilled atmosphere.

I visited the resident goats and they were full of cheekiness and bad manners. I adore goats!!! Their naughty spiritedness is contagious.

I sat with Banjo near the stalls and savoured the last of my cuppa. We attracted lots of attention from the campers mooching round the markets and ready for a chat. Chris and Gertrude and Michele made donations and are keen now to follow our challenge. Thanks kind folk for your genuine curiosity and generosity.

It would have been very easy to settle into the day. We dragged ourselves away at about 10am and headed off for ours days ride to Roebuck Roadhouse. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the hiss of sealant coming from his from his tyres. Plan B.

We paid for another’s night stay and set up camp right on the cliff face looking out over the water. It was a prized position to do our have tos over the next few hours. Our time was broken up with lots of folk popping in to say hi. We even spotted a few whales out further to sea.

Later in the afternoon we were ready for another fix of the beach. I wondered up the opposite direction for a different perspective. The contrast of the red cliffs and rocks are are a real spectacular especially in the afternoon light. The red rocks change to a mushroom pink colour as the sun sets and the shadows lengthen. I loved taking lots of photos and footage to share the experience.

We walked back to camp over twilight. This stretch of coast is a stones throw away from the Great Sandy Desert so it’s literally where the desert meets the sea.

Thanks Barnhill Station. I’ve so enjoyed my stay here and am ready now for this weeks ride to Halls Creek. All going well we plan to be there by next Sunday. I have a postal pack to pick up as part of my preps for the Tanami. But one step at a time and tomorrow it’s 104kms ish to Roebuck Station. Time for dinner and bed. Talk soon xx

Published by shecyclesolo

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.' H D Thoreau

2 thoughts on “Day 86 Barnhill Station Day 2

  1. Oh well, you probably needed a rest and you got one. We haven’t had too much WiFi so any 4or3G I use is for diary update and pictures to my mum. Lovely to be able to read your updates again. We may not always write but we always follow you. Stay safe, Lia & Barrie from Perth (currently in Fitzroy Crossing). Lx


  2. So pleased you had some R&R at Barn Hill Maree. One of our favourite stops. Following your adventure is so inspiring. Wishing you positive energy and strong tail winds.


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