Canal Creek to Weipa

We stopped in at Fruit Bat falls for another swim.

Fruit Bat Falls

Fruit Bat Falls (photograph from our northbound OTT trip)

The ride south on the OTT was a lot of fun despite the stuffed rear shock.

Coen (29 of 69)

climbing out of Palm Creek

 

Coen (30 of 69)

Stand up, lean forward and power on!

And yes, I do work my suspension hard.

Although I only have a few shots from Palm Creek, the OTT was hours of great riding. Reaching Palm Creek signified the lower end of the track and the return to the wide open PDR. Which in places is a great road, in good shape, while other parts are terribly corrugated with bulldust and sand.

 

long distances, big spaces and lots of dust

long distances, big spaces and lots of dust

 

After crossing Batavia Downs and getting onto the Weipa road we ran into our first thunder storm. Boy, did it pour! I could barely see a thing. The road was a river and I was wet to the bone. Oddly enough, I felt joy well up inside of me and I sang all the way to Weipa. I could feel it all though my body. What an adventure! What a journey!

Sun Down in Weipa

Sun Down in Weipa

2 Responses to Canal Creek to Weipa

  1. David Holmgren October 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Nice to see new banner photos on the blog; a nice selection with a bias on the more tropical parts.

    Notice a few photos of you with the front wheel off the ground which I suppose is partly a result of the pogo stick effect.

    • Oliver Holmgren October 15, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      The front wheel off the ground actually seems reasonably standard when climbing steep sections. Unfortunately what does happen with the rear shock gone is the back end gets air and the front stay attached! This is not good at all. Its a little like a bucking horse.

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