Thursday, June 25, 2015

Heaps of Heaps! Coober Pedy to Cadney Homestead

Woke to a grey, overcast sky and a chilly southerly - a tail wind! Yay!

We set off at 7.45am. Coober Pedy was quiet and deserted.
We zipped along at a great rate of knots, passing through a lunar landscape of conical mounds of tailings for as far as the eye could see. They petered out after 35kms and the scenery returned to untouched desert.

Progress was so good that we'd reached our planned destination, Pootnoura Rest Area - a 78kms ride - by lunch time. It had no vegetation or wind protection.

We decided that we should take advantage of the tail wind and aim for our next stopover, Cadney Homestead, another 74kms away.

By afternoon the clouds had been replaced by a clear, blue, sunny sky.

Long, slow climbs slowed us down and, as we became more tired, we needed more frequent rest stops. We finally arrived at Cadney Homestead at 5.00pm, tired and hungry. Shouted ourselves to a motel unit for a hot shower and a well earned sleep.

Broke all records! Did an amazing 152kms today!

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