Saturday, 16/08/30.

Colsen leaves Houston's soak, the wreckage does not travel well through the mulga, the fabric has a goodly number of tears, with any luck he'll be in Alice Springs tomorrow and rid of the bloody thing!.

Work continues at Illbilla, the mechanic and his offsider finish the Thornycroft at midday while the rest repack and label stores (Lasseter's forte) ready for Colsen to load and follow up west. The flow of the spring is slowing down and they have only collected 200 of the 300 gallons of water needed. Too bad for the Aboriginals in the vicinity if there are any.