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Trip overview

To wrap up the trip here is a brief summary

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).

 I 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.

 I 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.

Lake Manton, and some locals checking it out!

Darwin convention centre

Darwin old Court House & Police Station cica 1884

My son-in-law Jeff with Misty!

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