Day 264, Friday, 18 December, 2009

Distance travelled –  82.9 km
Avg speed –   22.75 kph
Max speed –   44.6 kph

Whyalla to Port Augusta

We are finding it hard to write anything about today. We had a tail wind most of the way which enabled us to have lunch in Port Augusta. The country we have just been through is red sand country and very arid but surprisingly there is a distinctive green tinge to it, which is rather nice given all the golden wheat fields we have travelled through in the last week.  There were also hills to look at as we rode across the Long Sleep Plain and then about 25km from Port Augusta we started to get glimpses of the Flinders Ranges which form a very picturesque back drop to Port Augusta.

Tomorrow we head south and again ride into the wind which we are not looking forward to. Last year when we did our test ride down the Murray River to Adelaide we rode west into a head wind most of the way to Adelaide. This year we are riding east and now south to Adelaide and still riding into the wind. Based on these experiences we feel that there should be a point close to Adelaide where the winds finally turn and stay behind us. We are not that confident but here’s hoping.


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