If there’s one thing people should do before they die, it’s to go steaming across the outback on a quad bike; and we were lucky enough to be able to do it twice. Much drier and hotter the second time around and we returned to the station after two hours with a thick layer of red dust all over us, (with the exception of goggle-shaped patches on the eyes of course – hilarious). What a way to start the day – and cure a hangover!
Unfortunately the rest of the day involved driving, driving and more driving... about 6 hours in total. So when we arrived at Woodgate Beach campsite we pretty much had some food (sausages kindly donated by the couple next door!) and went to bed.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins