Back to Wangaratta: An in-ride decision to miss out a night at Everton
Friday April 7, 2017, 57 km (35 miles) – Total so far: 624 km (388 miles)
It took some time to get the tent dry this morning. Not that it rained overnight, rather it was a bit misty so the moisture in the air prevented the moisture from me getting absorbed – so it was all over the inside of the flysheet.
Eventually all was sorted and I had final coffee at Ruby’s before departing Myrtleford at 10.00 hours. Initially I was heading to Everton for an overnight stay. As I cycled back up through Gapstead and then Taylor’s Gap I realised that things were going well. I also realised that if I went through to Wang then I would have the tent up if it did start to rain tomorrow. So I cycled the rest of the rail trail back to Wang.
It was an uneventful ride although quite a few cyclists were also on the trail – in both directions. The sun made the scenery sparkle as it has done for the past several days, the track surface was quality chip seal or pebbledash and the wind was generally off to one side and not as strong as a good ol’ Tassie wind anyway!
14.30 hours and I had the extra night booked making the stay here a 4 night one before catching the train to Melbourne next Tuesday. It was time to set up tent for (fingers crossed) the last time this trip.
Tomorrow I will look for a local ride and enjoy riding an unladen machine for a day.