Sunshine and desert flowers-Expedition Dust day 89

I woke up in the morning feeling sore and tired from the relentless amount of pushing I had done the day before. I was so tired last night I fell asleep before I got the chance to write my daily update so when I managed to get out of bed I stoked up the fire and started writing. It takes me about 2 hours to write my update but it’s something I now enjoy! At 0930 I was finished, as quickly as I could I packed my bike bags. I decided to wear my hat today because I burnt my nose yesterday, it is getting hotter out here. I stood over my bike looking up at a huge sand dune, I had looked at it a few times throughout the morning and thought it was going to be a hard way to start the day. As I reached the bottom I found that the sand was so soft I actually couldn’t ride up it! I slowly pushed and pulled my way to the top. It was a total relief to see that the size of the next 20-30 dunes wasn’t as big as the one I had just climbed.

A few dunes ahead I could see a convoy of vehicles slowly coming  towards me, not quite as slowly as I was moving towards them, we crossed paths shortly after. They gave me lollies and we chatted about both of our trips, they were headed out onto a track called the Madagan line and I told them I was headed for Byron bay. I didn’t hang around for long, I thanked them for the sweet treats before continuing over the the dunes. This section of the desert is alive with desert wildflowers, they add little tiny bits of vibrant colour to the desert landscape. On closer inspection most of them harbor life for caterpillars which would explain the hundreds of little gray butterflies that started to appear on everything today. I can feel times are changing, winter is becoming spring. There are more bugs, more lizards and the animals are becoming more active.