Distance today 60km at 19km/hr
It’s 6.28am on Tuesday the 15 June 2021.
I didn’t get to do my post last night because I was having a dinner date with Maureen and Laurie from Echuca, or Moz and Loz as they like to call themselves. I had met these folk briefly in Marla and it was special to see them again down the track. We enjoyed a wonderful evening around the fire. Maureen loves to cook and Laurie is Italian and learnt how to cook from his Nonas on the family farm. So needless to say dinner was delish. Not as delish as the company. They are very generous and wholesome folk with hearts full of family and home grown produce. Great night.
I was intending to head to the roadhouse for dinner but received three invitations for dinner later in the afternoon, how cool!! I’m having breaky instead with Tony and Deb and am sneaking in my post beforehand. I met these folk on the road yesterday at the Mt Conner lookout. They’re travelling in the cutest caravan with all the bits and bobs to make travelling comfy but at half the size. I’m looking forward to spending some more time with them.
It was a awesome ride yesterday from Kernot Range to Curtain Springs. I packed up camp and enjoyed Kernot Range over a cuppa before getting underway
Mt Conner loomed on the horizon for the most part of the ride. It’s an impressive feature glowing mushroom pink against the red sand and blue skies.
I met Chris from Sydney also cycling. He’s set up much lighter for sealed roads. We talked for over an hour by the roadside comparing and sharing stories. We were likeminded and loved connecting. Chris has been on the road since February and is now heading home to Sydney for his Mum’s 70th Birthday. I know we will touch base again down the track. Chris is keen to follow our challenge and stay in touch. Great to meet you mate!!!!
Reg, Louie and Anita from Queensland also asked me to join them for dinner. It was special to feel so supported. They’re camped here at Curtain Springs and donated $50 towards our cause. They were full of respect for our challenge. Thank you for your generous donation and I wish you safe travels.
It was a super early start this morning with a second radio interview with Craig and Loretta on the ABC breaky show!!!! Yay. Already I can see donations being made and new folk starting to follow our story. Thank you to the team at ABC radio for your coverage and support. It all helps to help Beyondblue. Time to get get into the day. 100km to Curtain Springs at the turn off to Uluru woooohoooo!!!! ‘Let’s go Banjo!!!!’ Talk soon xx