After a fond farewell to R&R we fueled up, turned right and set off across the Plenty Highway. We had heard bad things about this road and the staff at Gemtree laughed at us when we said that we were going that way. People at Ruby Gap that had come from the east said it was horrible and people were getting bogged in bull dust holes.
So with some trepidation we hit the gravel to find that the road was fine. There were some rougher bits but we sat on about 80km/h and had no trouble at all.
As the temperature outside climbed to 41 degrees we travelled across the flat plains and the odd hill. Not the most exciting drive. There were a few fellow travelers heading the other way and we got a few waves from the them. After a very quick roadside stop at Arthur Creek for lunch we set Tobermorey as our destination for the day.
400 kms after leaving Gemtree we turned into the station to be greeted by cows, donkeys and a very friendly sausage dog.
A hot wind blew for the rest of the afternoon so it was a case of keeping as cool as possible. Tomorrow we head for a restock at Boulia and maybe a bit further south towards Bedourie.