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Day 94 - Tuesday 7 August 2012

Lake Argyle to Victoria River

We had contemplated staying at Lake Argyle for an extra day as it is such a beautiful place and not having a stop en route to Katherine, but when we realised that as well as the trip being 520 kms, about 6 hours without any stops, we would also lose 1 1/2 hours as we went back into the Northern Teritory, we changed our mind and decided to have a stop on the way to Katherine. We had initially considered staying at Timber Creek, but had heard some good reports of the caravan park at the Victoria River Roadhouse, so pressed on a further 90 kms to Victoria River.

After emptying our holding tanks we finally got away from Lake Argyle at 10:00 am. On the way out to the highway we found the "Great Wall of China" that we had looked for yesterday - it was nearly all the way out to the highway, and we had not gone far enough yesterday. However no photos as we could not find anywhere to stop with the van on behind.

Shortly after after turning left on to the Victoria Highway we crossed the border into the Northern Territory - now we can do 130 kph!

Quarantine checkpoint going in to WA

Quarantine checkpoint going in to WA

Di at the border crossing

Di at the border crossing

Speed limit signs

Speed limit signs

We continued on to Timber Creek where we stopped for fuel and toasted Bacon and Egg Sandwiches. We arrived at the Victoria River Roadhouse at about 3:00 pm, paid our $20 camp fee and found ourselves a suitable powered site. No mobile coverage, no TV signal, and too lazy to put up the satellite dish, so we eventually headed for the Roadhouse for a couple of drinks. The menu looked OK so we decided to stay and have a meal - Salt and Pepper Squid with salad and a shared plate of Wedges.

Victoria River Roadhouse

Victoria River Roadhouse

Under new management

Under new management

Victoria River caravan park

Victoria River caravan park

Posted by TwoAces 19:23

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