As soon as we arrived in Kununurra we headed to the market and fortunately the lady had my size and I am now the proud owner of a pair of Buffalo sandles.
We also stopped at a mechanic to get their opinion on our camper. They pretty much said we should head to Broome, even along the Gibb River Road, and get the brakes fixed there. After talking to Pioneer, the manufacturer of the trailer, they also said pretty much the same thing. So that is what we will do. We just have to drive slowly and sensibly, which you would want to do along the Gibb anyway.
Saturday afternoon we watched a bit of a local footy match. At first we were going for the home team and then a local told us both teams were from Kununurra (four of the six teams in the competition are from Kununurra). So I went for the Magpies and David went for the Demons (who were dressed like Bombers). The Demons won.
Saturday night we waited patiently for the start of the Tour de France. We went to the camp kitchen to watch the race only to find out that the electricity gets turned off there at 9pm. We ended up jumping in the car and going back to the caravan park we had been at before we went to the Bungles to watch the time trial there.
It was very disappointing that Cadel did not win. He had made such a great effort over the past three weeks. He just didn't have the team support like CSC do. Ah well, until next year.
We had a couple of lazy days and did a huge grocery shop before hitting the Gibb. We think we will spend up to 12 days to go across so need to have enough food, water and alcohol.
At the end of the Gibb we have booked to spend two weeks in Broome so that we can sit in front of the tv whilst the Olympics are on. So I'd say you'll next hear from us in Broome.