We have made it to the Northern Territory …

It was still warm enough for shorts this morning and the thongs were on as well. You can get used to this.

A smaller drive today with only 690kms to Alice Springs. We left around 9am again after filling up at Bulls Garage (cheapest fuel in Coober Pedy).

Once again traffic was light with more traffic heading south than north. Hope these aren’t people that have been turned back at the Northern Territory Border.

Arriving at the Border, it was a little different to the usual with the tourist area all blocked up and lanes setup for checking by the NT Police and ADF personnel.

As we stopped the cop with a smile said, “Welcome to Victoria”. They are obviously getting bored out here but at least they have a sense of humour. Either that or I have been driving for 2 days in the wrong direction. LOL.

We had done the online border forms and printed them out so the process was all done in 2 minutes and we were on our way again and in the Northern Territory.

A couple of stops at Kulgera and Erldunda had us arriving in Alice Springs at 5pm.
The big thing noticed on the way in is the aircraft parking lot that has been set-up at Alice Springs Airport with mothballed planes from all around the world with the standouts being some A380’s from Singapore Airlines.

We were going to stay at the Big4 but they wanted a minimum of 2 nights so it was Alice Springs Tourist Park for us tonight.

After setting up, we hit the town meeting up with some Geocaching friends, Vanessa and Nic (who moved up here almost 2 years ago), for a meal at the Casino restaurant, the Juicy Rump.
A good meal with some good company and it was back to the Taj for an early night. This travelling gig can get tiring.

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