Well 12 weeks is nearly up and looking forward to moving on even if just for the sake of moving. Not that I haven't had enough travel over the past week or so. Jo finished at Ali Curung so managed to coincide a trip I had there for work to be able to pick her up and bring her back to Tennant Creek.
We had a public holiday here last Wednesday for Anzac Day so I took the next 2 days off as well and was able to drive her, and the dogs, to the next place for us both, Peppimenarti. Peppi is situated in the Top End of the Territory in the Daly River region and neither of us have been there before.
It's a 1,000 klm trip each way from Tennant so we broke it up into 2 days staying the night in Katherine. The last 100klm or so was pretty ordinary dirt road with lots of corrugations and washaways so we took our time arriving mid afternoon on Thursday. I stayed until lunchtime Saturday then retraced the journey back to Tennant Creek which was uneventful and saw me back home Sunday afternoon again. Jo is here for 3 weeks then I will join her for another 3 weeks before we take some time off for a HOLIDAY.
First real break we have had in over a year so both are really hanging out for it. Haven't made any concrete plans yet except to contain ourselves to SE Asia somewhere and a time limit of 3-4 weeks. I will finish here next Friday and drive to Alice Springs, about 500 klms, on Saturday then fly to Perth on Sunday to catch up with my son and his girlfriend. But only for 3 night as I will then fly back to Alice on Wednesday to start the drive back to Peppimenarti again on Thursday about 1500 klm's!! That will total over 4,000 klm's of driving to move us both into the next job but most, if not all really, is straight, flat driving where the speed limit is 130 KPH so it passes quite easily.