We continued our journey out to the Stuart Highway then headed south to Katherine where Bob made enquiries about a replacement starter motor to no avail. We then headed down to Mataranka before turning off to go into the Roper Bar. We drove right out to within 40 kms of the Bar when the bitumen came to a halt and the corrugations began. Initially it wasn’t to bad but as we moved further in we realised that the corrugations were getting worse (we were going in late in the season) and that the track we intended to take to Borroloola was worse than this and was 360 odd kilometres long. It was decided that the Turtle and the Redback would turn round and head to Borroloola via the bitumen. We headed back to another bush camp at Mount Price Rest area.