Bayswater - Warburton = 48km (via rail trail)
We are in cold but sunny Warburton, it is damn cold!!! Kouta is currently fast asleep while we start preparing for dinner.
One thing is for sure that we are out of condition and practice!!!! Starting with the 2 hills (canterbury rd and Mt Evelyn) where I have to say I (Janet) ended up licking the front wheel and Neil walked parts of it!!! Our lungs are still recovering!
But at Mt Evelyn we joined up with the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail ...a beautiful trail that runs up a valley with Mt Donna Buang (spelling?) on one side and hills on the other ... simply marvellous. The day was hard due to the 2 hills at the start but I think next time we might go back to training it to Lilydale and doing the 5km gentle railtrail climb to Mt Evelyn. But it was still an enjoyable day and by the end of the 46km our legs began to feel it.
On our way through the trail we saw John Woods (actor from Blue Heelers) and his little dog and I nearly fell off my bike ... I didn't know he lived out this way (well East of Melbourne) but Neil knew he lived somewhere here.
The country side is very lush and green and the caravan park here are Warburton cost us $20 for unpowered and takes dogs. The showers cost $1 for 5mins but I am sure I only got 3 1/2 mins! I know we are out of season for camping and I know tonight I think it will get absolutely freezing but we have a campsite alongside the Yarra and I am now wondering if the waterflow noise will keep me awake tonight!
Tomorrow we should be on our way to Noojee - until then ciao!