Our first day off in Broome started off a bit misty. Rod had a sleep in but I was awake so I got up and started checking over the bike. We were going to do a quick service on each bike and then head into town. I was taking off all my fairing to check for loose bolts, etc when I saw the that self locking nut on the end of the main sub-frame bolt was missing and the bolt itself was half out of the frame. I had to take half the bike apart to get to it and then find a nut to fit it. By this time I had Rod and his brother Michael helping me and we managed to sort it out. Rod then got stuck into the CRF. The chain was very stretched and the rear sprocket very worn. Michael and his mate Mark then took us downtown to get some parts. Unfortunately Rod couldn't get a new sprocket and chain so in the end he had to break his chain, remove two links and insert a master link. We were hoping this would last to Perth! We then had to clean out the air filters before putting the bikes back together.
Through all of this the day swept past us. Every few hours we would think about eating. Breakfast, nah we'll have brunch. Oops lunchtime, missed that and still no food. In the end we didn't eat until 5pm that night when I just had to have subway! Rod held out for an awesome BBQ at Michael's, I should have!
The next day we got up to go for a swim on Cable Beach only to find the beach was closed due to a big croc being sited. Bugger! We had to settle for a walk down the beach followed by a swim in the pool. We then had breakfast and went into town. We ended up at the Matso brewery for an ale or two and some snacks.
|Beer at Moonlight Bay|
|A good year|
|The bikes were thirsty!|