Cummulative totals = 1497km and 21,498km
Yetman caravan park = $10 powered or unpowered
Knowing today was going to be a long ride we got up at the crack of dawn to find the lovely caretaker of the park had left 2 small organza bags of small easter eggs near the tent ... lovely isn't it. She also left some for the cabins and the other caravans that are here.
I remember doing this ride 4 years ago and I remembered there is a steep climb out (like all towns!) and that it was a very very long day and we got to Yetman very late in the afternoon.
So Neil thinking the only real hill of the day is the one out of town and the rest is a 'bit' up and down ... well I looked at the profile properly and it is a steep climb out but you are going up and down for at least half the distance to today - to Coolatai at least. By the 2nd climb Neil says, and I quote, "I don't remember it being THIS hilly!" LOL poor Neil. Just after we started somewhere between hills we saw a wedge tail eagle, now these are hard to photograph, normally I miss them and by the time the camera is out they are miles away or they are being chased by a pack of birds but todays one sat on the tree for me ...
So the scenery is nothing by hills ...
Just before Coolatai we came across this letterbox ... I think they might be Kiwis!
So we had a cuppa at Coolatai and it was tempting to stay there are it had showers and toilets but we pressed on as there were no power points! From Coolatai the road became bad (different shire), they had a done a little bit of road work since we last came through but not enough really.
Continuing on with my fascination with country letter boxes ... this is a very creative one!
From Coolatai despite the poor road which eventually appears to be resealed but still has the lumps, bumps and cracks it is less hilly, if anything it is flat until 65km and you have your last hill - a 2km climb with a 6%er at least at the top! Here is our last hill of the day, you can see the hills in the back ground which is basically where we have come from!
Tomorrow is Geelong vs. Hawthorn so fingers crossed the internet is fast enough to cope with it! Also they have a free washing machine here and we intend to use it ... in the 5 weeks since we have left home this will be our 2nd machine wash! We do more hand washing!