It wasn't the early start that Ade had planned after a number of farewell/ birthday drinks with Silke and Mark last night. However, it was the friendly, non-dramatic send off we had wanted :)
|See you in September boys!|
Our journey was in danger of being ruined after lunch as we got further North and the temperature rose. The landrover, whose 15 year old radiator and air-conditioning works beautifully in the cool climes and short journeys around Perth and South-West WA, started to overheat at a constant speed of 110kph. We spent a while with the air-con off and the afternoon sun burning straight through my non-tinted window. After an hour Ade worked out that the car could be appeased by a constant 105kph; after that same hour I was in a foul mood and planning other damage to the stupid car.
We haven't seen much of the red earth that this part of WA is known for. Recent rain, and floods :( , have greened up The Gascoigne and it is, I imagine, about as lush as it gets.
|This is what happens to landrovers that misbehave!|