BIRCH TO BEULAH = 49km
CUMMULATIVE TOTAL = 256km
Beulah community caravan park = $15 powered $13 for unpowered (has a free washing machine and dryer!)
Hello there, just a quick one today as not alot seen or happened today. Not so cold last night as I slept with all my clothes on and the sleeping bag zipped up and poor ole Kouta had to sleep on Neils bag!
Very little wind in the morning not like yesterday when there was a chilly south westerly blowing. Managed to get away by 8.30 and rode along the Sunraysia hwy for around 10km and the wind was light and an easterly so it was behind us. We turned off the highway onto the Rainbow-Birch road and this was still going in a westerly direction so the wind followed the sun and slowly moved towards the north but it was still behind us for the bulk of the ride. So we made good time to get to Beulah.
Beulah is on the Henty hwy and at the rest area we saw this ...
... give him a beard and doesn't he look like Neil!
anyway we asked for directions for the campground and knowing this is a very small town we knew it would be somewhere near a recreation ground ... and we were right - behind the tennis courts next to the wier ... It caters mainly for caravans as we have a powered site and all of the sites are on small gravel - which is okay
here is a close up ...
At the moment we are the only ones here and I suspect we will be the only ones tonight! Not sure where the unpowered section is (non existent I think!). At $15 for a powered site it is not bad, the amenities are clean and it has a free washing machine and dryer and also bbq. So we quickly had showers and washed nearly every piece of clothing and all the bedding - it should dry this afternoon as it is a nice sunny day - warm at around 20 degrees.
Tomorrow is a short day to Hopetoun and will stay there Thursday and maybe Friday as the southerlies are meant to blow on Saturday (friday is a northerly) which will be good for us as we go straight north to Walpea.