Broken Hill is over 800 kilometers from Melbourne. We decided to add a few kilometers and travel down the 200 kilometre Wimmera Silo Arts Trail.Continue reading “Back to Tasmania”
The trike was parked at Milang and then folded up, wheels off and placed in the back of the car. In fact it hasn’t been used since I cycled it into Adelaide. I thought I had better post a ‘filler’ to tell what we are doing.Continue reading “Touring about – no cycles”
This part of the trip is basically caravan touring because I have had waitlist success and will be on the Ferry to Tasmania on the 21st August. This means getting to Melbourne by then. Of course I could just hit the road and drive long distances each day – but given the timeframe there is no need.
The “Visit Gunnedah” website promised cycle routes around the town and out to two hills for views over the same. I am pleased to report that all expectations were met.
The drive to Armidale was made more interesting by a side trip to Captain Thunderbolt’s Cave. Little did I know when I pulled off the highway that the way to the cave was by an ever narrowing and ever rougher dirt road. Mrs GPS reckoned the track would eventually rejoin the New England Highway but at times that looked like wishful thinking!
I escaped the sugar cane burning smoke of Yamba and went to Glen Innes and into rain. How unusual. The countryside around here is extremely brown as the last decent rain was some years ago. Oh well, the caravan needed another leak.
Glen Innes. Altitude 1,135 metres = cool to cold in winter. District settled mainly by Scottish (newspeak for pinched from the Narabal people) in 1838. The original name was Gindaaydjin which means “plenty of big round stones on clear plains” and there still are.
12 kilometers cycled! A record low for 2018. Really things were just not conducive to taking a ride this week.