Day 5 was a very unplanned and boring day. The problem was because we blew the tire the day before we now had no spare tires for the trailer and dad and I thought it was too risky to try and keep going without any spares. We tried going to the mechanics in Innamincka but it was shut because it was Sunday. We had to wait ‘till the next day before we could get a new spare. That meant we had a whole day to waste.
We started off by blogging some more as you have probably seen. The only problem was the internet was REALLY, REALLY SLOW. The actual blogging wasn’t so bad but uploading the photos to the gallery was horrendous! It took us nearly 1 hour to upload only 7.4MB!
By that stage it was about 11am so we decided to go for a drive without the trailer. We saw lots of cool things like a memorial to the explorer Wills (second in charge under Bourke), Kings site (another one of Bourke’s men) and the Jolokia 1 geothermal well.
We headed back to the hotel and just decided to bludge for the rest of the day. From about 3pm onwards we fiddled with photos, dad read his book and we both watched some T.V.
We had an early night so we could get going early the next morning.