We changed our destination for today. A couple of days ago we heard that they had re-opened the Fortesque Roadhouse to the public. We were originally going to camp on the side of the river again but a shower is preferred over a bush dinner. The rivers edge is also pretty rocky and last time it was found to be a bit uncomfortable.
I was hoping to ride at least to Roeburne today but Collis put a stop to that saying it would be too busy and therefore too dangerous for an inexperienced rider. Lucky I didn't ride as the wind was blowing the wrong way again and it was pretty tough going.
Once they turned right towards Carnarvon the wind was coming up behind and pushing them down the highway. It was like this most of the day. Morning tea was at a roadhouse just outside Karratha. Joan started the day with an upset tummy and had to stop a number of times due to cramps but soldiered on and was feeling much better by morning tea time. Poor old Annie has ended up with the head cold that has been slowly going around over the last month. She looks horrified when I suggested she has a day in the truck.
As stated the wind stayed in their favour for the rest of the day. The scenery altered slightly as we followed a range of rocky outcrops for most of the day. I like the scenery around here with the red coloured rock covered by the different greens of the grass. Everyone was into camp by 3 pm and we had green soft grass to camp on. Bonus!!