We have well and truly left the bitumen and are onto some serious dirt roads although there are some sealed sections to allow overtaking about every 30 to 40 kilometers. This does help the old bones recover. After leaving our van stored at a place called Endeavour Falls about 32k from Cooktown we are now into the Swag. Spent last night at Musgrave Roadhouse a very nice camp ground. The Swag will take a bit of getting used to and so will the repacking the car every morning. Practice makes perfect apparently. Either that or we will come back a lot lighter.