Having enjoyed the Old/Overland Telegraph Track on the way north, we decided to return south via this route instead of the horribly corrugated, dusty and overly uninspiring Peninsula Development Road. Having organised to meet Christof at Nolan’s Brook today, we got up early. Before departing Vrilia, collected salt from the rocks on the point that formed natural evaporation pools, collecting sea salt. We were low on salt and it is particularly tasty.
There were a few other adventure riders camped at Nolan’s Brook when we arrived.
The fourth log on the right was laying in the creek when we came up on our way north and during our stay we hauled it into the current position with the help of my rope and pulleys. Apparently it has been just the three logs for over twelve years. The addition of the fourth log allows one to place a foot on either side of the bike and sort of shuffle your way across with the wheel in the centre groove. Before it was a lot more tricky! Despite this significant improvement, I still opted to the brook the way we did on our way north rather than risk dropping my bike off the bridge and once-and-for-all “Sinking Mawson”.
Christof decided he would try the bridge as his bike is narrower.
We spent the afternoon in the water before heading back down the track a little at way to camp at Canal Creek where we camped on the way up.