Rest Day : Wellington

Early morning ferry. Big truck. Lean to the right.

Not sure what to do from here. I could bash on through the Adelaide hills but against the wind with the gear loaded doesn’t sound much fun. Or I could go to Victor Harbour by Friday and backtrack to Milang to meet with the Adelaide Cullimores and Sue on Saturday.

Decisions bloody decisions!! After looking at maps and watching the wind whipping around the trees outside, I am riding the latter option.

The ride into Adelaide will then be finished by supported day rides and carrying no gear. We will climb up to Willunga, then travel a couple of rail trails and finally track into Rundle Mall, Adelaide from Glenelg using cycle trails through the suburbs.

There. Decision made…

I have followed this Gold Escort Route for some days now. Here it is again at the Wellington Ferry.

The ferry service started back in the 1800s and in all that time at least 4 boats have sunk. Judging from the lean on this mornings trip it isn’t hard to see why earlier models failed.

So, a quiet day. Washing done. Chain oiled, front derailleur oiled. Book found in Laundry read. Crosswords in paper started but none finished – brain asleep.

Ready to head to Langhorne Creek tomorrow.

Author: antc1946

Born in 1946 I learnt to cycle about 10 years later. On a bike with rods connecting brake levers to the brakes - anyone remember those? I emigrated to Australia (from the UK) in 1974 and moved to Tasmania in 1984. Bicycles were in my life for most of that time although sometimes they were replaced by motorised two wheels for a bit more excitement. On reaching 70 I decided to stick to pedal power but in 2019 an electric recumbent made an appearance. it's now 2023 and I have 3 bikes. 2 e-recumbents and the Brompton.

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