Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We're Off! Port Augusta to Bookaloo Rest Area

Woke to a grey, gloomy day, but were determined to get going today.

2kms out of town and we were in the outback dodging the showers. Roaming emus wandered through the scrub and across the road.

There was a "no fences - beware of stock" sign peppered with bullet holes.

Every 5kms or so there were cattle grids across the road - too dangerous to cycle over so we had to walk.

The weather became warm and sunny by lunch time so we spread the tarpaulin on the ground and took a little time out.

We were making good progress so decided not to stay at Ranges View Rest Area as we'd planned, but to make for Bookaloo Rest Area 20kms further. This would shorten our long ride tomorrow.

No sooner had we arrived, the rain hosed down. We managed to put the tent up partially under the shelter. We're right by the railway line and the road so don't expect much sleep tonight! Did 79kms today.

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