We planned our holiday back in March and we were going to South Australia: Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, then Birdsville and back down to Innamincka. The border run was the kick-off, but then came August.
Covid was running amok over east. So at the last minute it became Broome or bust. I took the 1400 sidecar and Kylie was on the DR650. We still did the Border Run then headed back to Kalgoorlie to meet mates from Dongara and we were off to Well 5 on the Canning Stock Route for Desert Raid 2021.
We took all the back dirt roads we could find and bush-camped the whole way bar a few nights with friends. Got to Well 5 via Granite Peaks Station and did a run up to Well 6.
62 made it for Saturday night, then they all went home. A few of us headed out to Carnegie Station on the Gunbarrel Highway for a look and then it was back to tidy Wiluna where we split up.
Me and Kylie headed up the Wiluna - Northern Territory Road to Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar, then up the Boreline Road to Pardoo via Shay Gap.
From Eighty Mile Beach up is boring, but we got to Broome in the dark and spent four days watching sunsets and the full moon rising along with thousands of others.
Back down to Roebourne and out to Millstream, Pannawonica, Onslow then into Exmouth mainly on station roads. Back out to Kennedy Ranges and down through the Murchison wildflowers to Dongara in the now cold and rain.
Cut across to York and down to Dumbleyung for an Old Bastards run. Back to check out Yealering Lake and a quiet night before heading to Perth the next day. We covered 9,350 km and had 2 flat tyres. I also lost my sidecar brake calliper.
Kylie gets a gold medal for not falling off once and doing it all on a DR650.