Part two of the ride. But first there is a problem! Maggie is chained to the Cabin and I have lost the keys. Crikey.
In the end, after going through all bags at least twice, the park handyman brought his grinder which made short work of the cable.
Let’s forget that. I had removed from the cabin and had set up the tent by 10.00 hours. Time to hit the Trail.
The trail between Goolwa and Victor Harbour is a mix of quiet roads and linking shared paths. It passes through Port Elliot on the way. 23k each way and a good work out with climbs along the way.
More cyclists were seen on the path than seen on the entire trip. Many were sitting very upright and I realised they were riding electric bikes. The electric bike dealer here is doing well.
Going through one link trail which was bushy on either side I saw a stick move. But no, it was just a stick. Then, no it isn’t! It wiggled across the track left to right into the scrub, then couldn’t be seen. A long, thin brown snake approx 1.5 metres in length. I passed the point of disappearance fast – but it had been flowing along quickly after pulling in it’s solar power. On a trike you are low, close to where a snake lives. This one had poured itself into the scrub and disappeared. Good. Brown snakes are dangerous to humans.
On the way back I took a look at Hindmarsh Bridge (over the Murray).
So, I have ridden from Melbourne to Victor Harbour and it is time to start climbing. Up Mount Compass. But that’s for next week after the family reunion.