Because of the wind, my five-day journey is turning into a seven-day one and for the first time I am threatened with hunger and thirst. I am nearly out of food and, more alarmingly, water. Fortunately, I only have 30km to go tomorrow, so I’m not in dire straits just yet. The wind was lighter today. This was especially welcome, considering the fact that I am taking an off road track into Tom Price, which is slow without wind. I am very much looking forward to a cold drink tomorrow and eating something other than rice and pasta.

A final stretch of dirt will get me there

A final stretch of dirt will get me there

Accommodation Free-camp (bush)
Distance ridden today 60.79km
Average cycling speed 12.9kph
Total distance ridden 4,594km