The key to enjoying the Gibb River Road on a bicycle is to have enough food supplies (and know where you will find water) that you can take it easy and visit all the sights along the way. I rode for about 20km until I hit Lennard River, where I washed and relaxed before turning into Windjana Gorge. It was a bit of a challenge riding in – lots of corrugations and some sections of soft sand – but well worth it. The campsite is awesome: flushing toilets and hot showers, courtesy of underground water and solar heating. The gorge cliffs are an ancient Devonian reef and very spectacular. I enjoyed a beer with two Danish couples. An Australian couple showed us all how to crack open a boab nut to reveal the fruit inside: dry, white, chalky substance apparently high in magnesium and vitamin C.
|Accommodation||$ Camping (Windjana Gorge campground)|
|Distance ridden today||41.05km|
|Average cycling speed||9.8kph|
|Total distance ridden||6,412km|