From Forsayth and drove over the corrugations again back to Georgetown. We filled up car and checked the type pressures and how things survived in the caravan. We had one casualty in the caravan; the roman blind over the dinette table fell down with the screws pulling out. This would probably have happened just before we had completed the last of the corrugations as we slowed down to see if we could render assistance to a stopped car The driver had stopped just as we did to lower their tyre pressures.

The road alternated between full bitumen and single track bitumen. We encountered road trains with up to four trailers but as luck had it, not on the single track bitumen. we met some very courteous drivers who, on the single track bitumen, pulled over to allow us to stay on the bitumen. I wonder if they thought we were a road train?

At Graeme’s request we ensured that we took some photos when we reached the Gilbert River. To cross it we negotiated a single lane bridge over a sandy river bed.

We continued on to Karumba Point so that we could enjoy an anniversary dinner at the Sunset Tavern reputed to have lovely seafood. This meant that we drove straight past planned overnight stops of Croydon and Normanton, stopping in Croydon at the roadhouse for a sandwich but just slowly driving through Normanton.

At the Sunset Tavern we caught up with people we have met earlier in our trip and enjoyed a lovely dinner; herb crusted Barramundi for Chris and steak for Ian. The sunset was lovely even though there were clouds on the horizon.