I left Waikerie on Monday 28th July and
arrived in Darwin on Thursday 31st at 4pm. For those attempting to do this trip from southern South Australia,
it’s a solid 4 days riding by any measure. The longest stretch I did in one day was 970 km from Darwin (Palmerston)
to Tennant Creek and Erldunda to Elliott was only a few km less (961km).
spent 9 days in Darwin, mainly catching up with my daughter. I did not do much sight-seeing, but I did go to Manton Dam. I
also visited the Aviation Museum and checked out the B52, I believe it is the only one in Australia. I spent considerable time browsing NT Motor Cycle Centre (LOL) oh those Harleys! Lots of alfresco eating,
and perfect weather.
left on Sunday 10th August and arrived home on Wednesday afternoon. I camped overnight at Tennant Creek, Erldunda
and Pimba on the way back. On the way up I camped just past Glendambo, Erldunda and Elliott.
For those purists, I am sorry, but I never checked
on-going fuel consumption, however, I did do some on the way up. Without going into details and please bear in mind that I
was loaded quite significantly, I recorded fuel consumption between 4.5 and 5
litres / 100km.