Distance today 96km at 17km/hr
Total distance 3009km. Deserts 3/10. Fundraising $4141.80. Days remaining 98
Note to new readers: I am travelling with my bike who’s name is Banjo. I often refer to ‘we’ meaning Banjo and I. ‘We’ have an amazing support team of family, friends, sponsors and folk we meet each day. But it’s still up to ‘us’ to face the challenge and tackle each day one peddle at a time.
It’s 7.33pm on Friday the 11 June 2021.
Well hello from Kulgera in the Northern Territory. We said goodbye to SA today at the border, 71kms into the ride
It was an early frost start to the day and super chill bill. I was happy to warm up to the day by savouring a cuppa all cosy in bed. I’ve worked out how to safely boil water in the front vestibule of the tent which means I can stay in the sleeping bag until I’m ready to face the day 🤣 A cuppa has a way of working its magic and kick us into gear.
I didn’t do it too tough this morning that’s for sure. Kay and Kate invited me to join them for a breaky of croissants and cheese and a couple more cuppas. Super spoilt!!!! I really bonded with these folk and felt a sadness waving them off on their safe travels to Darwin
I really enjoyed our stay at Agnes Creek. Banjo and I gave it a three thumbs up – Great spot, great camp and great people!!!! it was the first time I got to enjoy green budgies up close. They were nested in all the hollow branches and were very industrious finding food and taking it back to their nests. It would have been very easy to settle in and enjoy another day!!!!
However we were on a mission to get to the border and we hit the road with a lilt in our peddles!!!! The road was 71km of slow incline to the border. But tarmac is a dream after the tracks and I was content to potter through the kms and snack on the homemade shortbread Kate gave me for the road xxxx
The landscape immediately changed after the border. It’s rocky and undulating with distant hills and outcrops. With clear blue skies, it was an awesome ride for the remaining 20km to Kulgera.
We even clicked over the 3000km to celebrate our arrival into NT and the next stage of the challenge.
Time to call the family before it gets too late. Talk soon xxxx