Day 31 Report

.Day 31 - 26/6/07- Heading South from St George

Bruce's Report: Rain!!!! A steady drizzle all night but not drought breaking. In the morning Steve and I spoke to representatives of Sun Water and the Department of Natural Resources and Water. We came away with a better understanding of the way water is managed in this area.

Steve set out on the road beside the river but after about 6 kms blew a tyre. The satellite phone came to the rescue and we were able to take a new wheel out to him. Unfortunately the new bearings were the wrong size so it was back to St George.

A storm blew into town and gave us a good soaking. Steve intends camping out along the road on his own tomorrow to check his gear before we hit the isolated areas along the Darling.

Steve contemplates the blow out
while the storm clouds gather
Mayor of St George Robert Buchan
showing us his collection of old trucks
Steve at day's end on the road to Dirranbandi
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