The plan was to take it easy today with 407 kilometres to the Daly Waters Pub. With another day of little traffic on the road north, it was smooth going.
As there is only limited powered sites at Mataranka, you need to get in early to get one. I was to leave early in the morning to do the 175 kilometres from Daly Waters.
It was only 1430 when I arrived at Daly Waters, so I continued on to Mataranka and was prepared to go unpowered for a night then move onto a powered site in the morning.
There was no need to worry. Mataranka has put in a whole new section of powered sites on the old airstrip and there was plenty to pick from. Not a lot of shade at the moment but once the trees grow it will get better.
It was great to have a couple of hours soaking in the Thermal Pool. It is going to be hard to leave here on Wednesday.
I missed the excitement by about 1/2 an hour. There were 3 brown snakes that also had a swim which cleared the pool.
That probably explains why it was a little empty when I got there.