Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tropic of Capricorn - Alice Springs to Connors Well Rest Area

A cold 7.30am start and straight into 20kms of hills as we made our way north through the MacDonnell Ranges. At the top we passed a cairn that marked the highest point of land between Adelaide and Darwin. Downhill from now on perhaps?  I doubt it!

Soon after, we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn.

Had a tail wind most of the time as we cycled along a seemingly never ending ribbon of highway that ended in a mirage of water in both directions.

Crossed numerous dry rivers and creeks and arrived at Connors Well  at 2.30pm. Put up the tent on red, dusty ground while fighting swarms of flies!

Can you believe it, the minute we arrived, Del's gears came apart again! He'll have to manage with just 3 gears now for the rest of the trip!

Several caravans have parked here for the night so we have company. Did 95kms today.

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