img_6458Our leading truck started to loose it's roof after we pulled out of the not really so good camp site this morning. Disaster was narrowly averted by use of the walkie talkies as there is no way of overtaking the leader as these machines have plenty of torque but really no acceleration to speak of.

Seemed that the clamp that holds one of the front corners down had disappeared and the pressure of wind was pealing it open rather like a sardine can. Mary and I backtracked several times looking for the clamp but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

A helpful local stopped as we were backtracking to see if we were ok and we explained the situation, he also stopped at the other van but Dave was well advanced with a makeshift repair using the cord from the solar shower. A slow journey to Kununurra was rewarded with several repair options and Metalworld were able to fix it in 30 minutes or so. Things could have been quite different.

img_6459Lunch at the Boab Bookshop and Café was excellent and we set went off to buy chairs and a few sundries at the Outback Surplus shop which I would very highly recommend for both service and reasonable prices.

Our night stop is a little out of town at the Kimberleyland Holiday Park which is pleasant enough and offers a number of washing machines. Dave and I are delegated to make full use of these while Lynn and Mary head for the shops for another huge purchase, the last for at least a week although there are some well stocked road houses along the way.

It can be a small world, our would be rescuer from this morning turns out to be the manager of the dining choice for the evening, the Country Club Hotel. The baramundi (fish) is excellent and we have a pretty late night, almost 11pm before we hit the hay instead of our more usual 9pm, or earlier.