February 25, 2013…Adelaide then up to Port Pirie, SA

Kev and I woke to the sound of pitter patter…ahhh, and that is not little feet!...phew!  We are thankful that we did not have to pack up a wet tent and proceed to load up the bikes in the rain and head over to the SeaSA ferry to check in.  Apparently we had only paid for the bikes to ride on the ferry and not ourselves, so we owed them another $49.  Soon we were riding onto the ferry where we proceeded to tie down the bikes ready for their trip across the Spencer Gulf.  I was a little choppy for me and I found that sipping on a ginger beer helped alleviate the nausea.  2 1/2 hours later and we had arrived across the Gulf at Wallaroo, disembarked and proceeded to follow the line of cars through the small sea town and onto Adelaide.  We could not waist any time.  

Kev and I had to make it to the tire store before closing in hopes that they would have and install 2 sets of tires for us.  Kev turned on the GPS on his phone as we rode closer to the Adelaide area.  Apart from being freaked out by the amount of fast, close following metropolitan traffic in the area, we found the tire store without any problems.  GC Motorcycles were super accommodating. Within 30 minutes we had the tires fitted, balanced, paid for, googled our exit out of the area and were back on the road head for Port Pirie.  Super friendly, efficient and easy peasy…no cheap as chips, but very fair!  

By 7pm Kev and I were riding into Port Pirie quite worn out from the day.  We decided to get a cabin for the night, get a good nights sleep and ensure a fast get away in the morning…tomorrow we have a 6 1/2 hour ride to Coober Pedy, and we want to be at the heat!

Amazing Cowell sunset.

Amazing Cowell sunset.

Cowell on fire!

Cowell on fire!

Waiting for the SeaSA ferry

Waiting for the SeaSA ferry

Tied  down and  ready for the trip across the Spencer Gulf.

Tied  down and  ready for the trip across the Spencer Gulf.

At GC Motorcycles, Adelaide. (awesome shop)  The bikes are getting fitted and balanced with new tires!

At GC Motorcycles, Adelaide. (awesome shop)  The bikes are getting fitted and balanced with new tires!

  New nobbys front and rear for both bikes :)

New nobbys front and rear for both bikes :)