We woke up fairly early. Me and the dog had one of the best nights sleep of the trip. Kylie cooked bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast which were tasty, but made us about half an hour late to drop the dog off. We dropped the dog off at Howard Springs Kennel and Cattery which is about 15 minutes drive south. The owner was very nice and let Shar stay in the house with another small dog that was also staying, as they were both a bit small for the kennels.
We then headed further south another 40mins for the turnoff to Batchelor and the Litchfield National Park. I noted that in the one day the railway line construction had inched further north a few km