If you can't read German, the heading above means that broken glass will bring Good Luck. The last 300 km or so have been on one-lane highway (the Tableland Highway) that goes south from Heartbreak Hotel to the Barkly Homestead on the east/west Barkly Highway.
Very little traffic on that road (just as well) because you need to make way for oncoming as well as passing traffic to avoid collisions. I was just settling into my driving routine, about 50km south of Heartbreak when I saw two 4-wheel drives come up in the distance behind me. As they were going a bit faster than I was, I moved over to the left onto the dirt to let them pass, which they did at quite a pace. They had also moved onto the dirt on the right, throwing lots of rocks sideways. I did hear the click in the back and another pang as a stone hit my windscreen, resulting in a crack running up from the bottom centre about 20cm long. When I looked into my rearvision mirror before going back onto the centre lane of highway, I discovered that my large rear window had totally disintegrated, smashed into thousands of little pieces. Nothing I can do about it now, hundreds of miles from any township, so I keep going and pull out at the next rest area, about 70km down the road where I wait for Eck and Suki.
Just after the smash...
The temporary fix until the window gets replaced
...and Thank you Eckhard for being there!!
Lucky for me, he has a large tarpauline which we cut and glue it over the hole with packaging tape where once glass had filled in the window. Also, Lucky its not raining!!
I intend to be at Mount Isa in a few days and hope that everything can be repaired there