Day 342, Saturday, 6 March, 2010

Distance travelled – 75.9 km
Avg speed – 15.7 kph
Max speed – 49.6 kph

Orbost to Cann River

There was a little rain through the night but by morning there were patches of blue sky. Again the forecast for today was for heavy rain. Not something we were looking forward to. Being a long weekend and the Orbost Show all the accommodation in Orbost was booked out, so we had no choice but to ride today whether we wanted to or not, rain or shine.

The forest country we travelled through today was magnificent. The southeast forests are definitely something special and unique. We are not sure what it is but we have not seen anything like them elsewhere on our journey. Perhaps part of the attraction is that this is country that we know and feel comfortable in.

Surprisingly for a long weekend the road was reasonably quiet although there were a lot of boats being towed north. A lot of climbing today and with an accumulative climb of 885 metres the ride was easily on par with Tasmania’s west coast – so Tasmania does not have the monopoly on hills many believe.

We arrived in Cann River with threatening thunder clouds but in the end no rain today only a very hot and humid ride. However, Melbourne got pounded earlier today by a large thunder and hailstorm. Lots of flooding and cricket ball sized gold balls. 3000 calls of help to the SES so we seem to have been very lucky.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


An inquisitive cow - great ears

Yen, from Taiwan, is riding from Brisbane to Sydney. Being ahead of schedule he has just kept going!

Cabbage Tree Creek General Store. The humidity was 85% - all the fridges in the shop were dripping with condensation - we started with an ice cream and then moved onto a cold drink.

The tall trees along the Princes Highway

Cann River Valley

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