First river crossing!


So I called into the Pernululu national park. It was recommended by a French lady in Katherine, called Christine. (Or maybe it was the other way around?). Anyway, not to be missed apparently, and since I was passing right by…..

To get there you have 75 kms of 4WD only terrain, with several creek and river crossings. Up to now I’ve stayed on the sealed roads, mostly because that’s been the way I was going – but also because I don’t feel the need to do the dirt! I’m sure there will be plenty of dodgy roads between here and home, so why go out of your way to find them now?

I asked a big 4×4 coming out what the track was like and they said “rough”. Ok then! By this time I’d already decided to go in, if it got too squirmy I’d just turn around. Three were some soft sandy stretches I didn’t like, but after 10k or so I started to find my off road mojo. Until I got to the first river crossing!

Soft sandy banks at each side, unknown depth and no one around to hoik me out if I got stuck. But I figured enough people were passing each day to make it a safe bet, so I just went for it! I was so pleased to make it without incident I stopped to take a photo, and here it is!!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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