I had done some work on the bikes preparing for the trip, but it wasn't entirely 'to the plan'.
Cut the chain too short when replacing the chain and sprockets and wound up with two joiners.
Also, being a tightwad, I tried to get away with the original gasket on the case; which wasn't the best choice. 20/20 in hindsight....
Considering we were on the road for two weeks, we'd finally packed well.
Taking the backroad to Murray Bridge, we came upon our first, but not last, swarm of locusts. 80+km/h splats them, 70km/h and they bounce.
Kath copped something which bit her on the neck/chest (not that part of the chest!) and it swelled up pretty bad.
Murray Bridge and everything that serves food is shut. Servo was even out of pies!
We made do, with a meal of our own.
Nice spot for a feed.
This pic tries to catch the locusts, without success.
Ripoff meals have their time and place (when you have plenty of water access).
Stretching on down towards Karoonda.