Day 219, Tuesday, 3 November, 2009

Distance travelled – 68.7 km
Avg speed – 15.9 kph
Max speed – 38.9 kph

Quairading to Corrigin

The terrain today was very similar to the  continuous up and down we have been experiencing over the last couple of days. The striking difference was the amount of land degraded by the rising water table and subsequent rise in salinity levels. See photo.

We stopped for  morning tea at  an information display at an old rabbit trap that was built in 1904 as part of the No. 2 Rabbit Proof Fence. This fence extended 1,158km from from Wiluna to Point Anne on the south coast and was started after it was found rabbits were already west of the the No. 1 fence. These fences have now been replaced by the State Barrier Fence which we crossed north of Northampton and the emphasis has changed from stopping rabbits to stopping emus entering the state’s grain growing areas.

The constant wind is starting to get Mark down and he has been finding it hard to keep motivated. I didn’t think the wind was as bad as yesterday but I still can’t go up hills as fast as him.


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