Day 037, Tuesday, 5 May 2009


Distance travelled – 46.9 km
Avg speed – 19.5 kph
Max speed – 46.7 kph

Maroochydore, Coolum Beach, Tewantin

Denise woke this morning feeling a lot better and was keen to continue. The bag of drugs seemed to have done the trick as the doctor had expected.

Photo Maroochy River

When we were planning today’s route we looked at two options, The Sunshine Motorway and the David Lowe Way. We even drove both routes with my brother when we went out for coffee on the previous Sunday. As we mentioned yesterday for some unobvious reason bicycles are not permitted on the motorway even though the shoulder is very generous and similar to that found on the Pacific and Bruce Highways with the same speed limits.

On our reconnaissance trip we did observe cyclists on the motorway but after some discussion we decided to do the right thing and use the David Lowe Way.

As we approached the airport we could see rain in the distance and were lucky to be able to shelter under a shop’s verandah as we reached the storm’s edge. When the rain stopped we continued and nearly got to Coolum Beach before it came down again. As it did, Denise’s trip computer told us that we had reached our first 1000km of riding for this trip. We had planned to stop and take photos of this significant milestone but due to the rain becoming heavier, we headed for a shelter on the Coolum Cliffs Board Walk. The rain stopped as we rolled undercover, leaving us a little wet. There were others in the shelter and the now standard conversation pursued over what we were doing.

We had an early lunch at Peregian Beach where we had coffee the previous Sunday.
From Peregian Beach the road has a reasonably good on road cycle lane and we followed this nearly all the way into Tewantin where we arrived just prior to 2.00pm.

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



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