As you can see from the photo we had a bit of strife today ( Monday) and flipped the trailer.. We are both ok and the car is fine but the camper not so. We were very lucky to have 4 cars pull up to help us clear the road of debris and supervise other traffic around us and remind us to drink water and put hats on. One mum of two little kids was very calming and gave me a hug, I must have looked like I needed one. There was junk everywhere including the toilet in 3 pieces and it's twisted box. The stand and floor are twisted and the whole thing opened up the bed jammed in the up position. Cans of food and clothes everywhere. One guy clambered inside to rescue our clothes. One tyre rim was bent and two guys told Dennis that they would change it for him, the spare was under the trailer. Den had to replace the spring loaded pin in the coupling, as it had sheared off, lucky we brought a spare. The chains were tangled around the tow bar and Den spent some time straightening them out. Once we had cleaned up all the rubbish and shoved it onto the trailer the guys jumped on the lid/ floor to straighten it a bit so it could be tied down securely to drive it into Derby 120 klms away. We started off at low speed and when we got to the black top we could increase the speed, it all held together. We booked into a motel and showered, we were filthy dirty. Then Den started ringing the RAA, one of many calls which continued throughout today and are waiting for a decision tomorrow to see if it has to be transported to Perth to be assessed. We had a repairer look at it and he rang RAA, so we are waiting on a decision tomorrow. Meanwhile we are chillin' catching up on washing and staying close to motel. We drove down to the jetty and watched the tide coming in while we had a barramundi lunch it was amazing how far it came up in one hour. They have some of the biggest tides in Australia. Den has had a bit of dizziness when he gets up from a lying position so he spent a couple of hours at the local hospital and the doctor said it was probably a middle ear infection and gave him a script for stemetil. I have been covered in bites since last Sunday week and they are very itchy and some of them have blistered. I rubbed one on my leg during the night and tore the skin so I pushed the skin back but it is infected. As a bonus one of the guys helping us with the trailer was a chemist and his wife asked him to look at my leg, so I got some advice on how to care for it.
Well depending on the camper outcome, which hopefully happens tomorrow, we will be able to move on towards Broome and then eastward bound staying on the black top mostly where we can get accommodation.