I woke up to some music blaring through the trees and figured some locals had arrived sometime in the night to camp. I didn’t see them though and I didn’t go looking. Instead I hit the road as quick as I could, motivated by the knowledge I only had 60km to ride. What joy it is to have only half a day to ride before arriving at a comfortable place to stay. Derby was as I left it a year ago. I stopped for an obligatory picture of the prison boab tree, then pottered around town finding lunch and sussing out the visitors centre before checking into Spinifex Hotel. I occupied the bathroom for a while and when I emerged fresh and clean I treated myself to a pub meal and a couple of beers.

No tie-dye, just 100% body salt. Yep, it’s hot up here!

Accommodation $ Hotel (The Spini)
Distance ridden today 62.43km
Average cycling speed 19.2kph
Total distance ridden 6,247km