Distance covered: 1154 km.The sunrise is as spectacular as the sunset before it; but when I check the coolant level, I barely find any. Looks like the bone-shaking corrugations of the Rainbow Valley did their nasty job, so I use my last remaining bottle of coolant to top it up. I'm almost home now anyway, aren't I?
The sunrise is shaping out to be pretty awesome.
I mean, look at these clouds.
Rarely it gets any better than that.Speaking of: it's time for me to decide how much time I'm going to spend on my way back to Adelaide – one day or two? One day would be quite an effort, but I don't really know what to spend one more day on, so I decide to go for the former. Which leaves me no time to waste at all, so I quickly pack up and hurry off.
The countryside becomes pretty drab as I drive further south.
The Island Lagoon.It's getting dark when I reach Port Augusta and pay another visit to their local KFC outlet. The town is so close to Adelaide (three hours' drive) that it feels like home already. That is where I discover another consequence of the Rainbow Valley corrugations: the right fender on the rear had lost a few pins and is barely attached to the car, so I use some good old duct tape to fix it in place. Will I have to do any more repairs before I reach Adelaide? Hopefully not.
The Flinders Ranges and the water pipe.And I don't! At 8:45 I pull into my carport, very tired, but very happy, without any further incidents. The massive trip is finally over! Two and a half weeks of the most diverse roads, landscapes and sometimes people are certainly something to remember for many years to come. Now it's time to fix what's broken (with what I already know, and what the mechanics will find later, it's going to become the costliest trip of all to date), sort through all the photos... and time to plan my next adventure, of course. So stay tuned! I'm sure I'll show you more pics and tell you more stories whenever I get to it.
See you next time!