I have settled into the Gibb River Road and am absolutely loving it. It was very hot today but a light breeze made the ride more bearable and on reaching Dog Chain Creek I was able to cool off in a lily-padded water pool. Riding through the Napier Range and seeing the Queen’s head brought back memories from 2006 when I joined my girlfriend of the time and her family on a road trip to Mitchell Falls. The road was in relatively good condition, with stretches of hard-packed earth rather than loose gravel, enabling me to travel at a normal speed. Inconsiderate drivers are frustrating. Why not slow down just a little so the poor cyclist is not sprayed with rocks and coated in dust? I’m glad I’m not doing this in the peak season.

If only the creek had water in it!

If only the creek had water in it!

Accommodation Free-camp (Dog Chain Creek)
Distance ridden today 77.68km
Average cycling speed 12kph
Total distance ridden 6,513km