Ceratodus Rest area to Coominglah rest area = 72km
Cummulative totals = 2226km and 22,227km
Ceratodus - free! and Coominglah = free!
Hello everyone we are still alive just out of internet reception.
On Tuesday we rode a lengthy 11km to Ceratodus Rest Area which is a lovely spot on the Burnett River. It has toilets and drinking water so we decided to stay there on Wednesday as well but unfortunately there is not phone or internet reception. This rest area is a popular little spot and although not crowded each night there were at least 9-10 vans or campers there. We had a fantastic spot between 2 small trees and claimed a table too!
It is so cute and heavy so not suitable for the bike! But it is a bit like a potbelly stove and is used for cooking and heating and is very portable!
So we left early this morning as we have a tough day ahead. the road to Monto is a back road for most of the way - we found it on the map and is 13km shorter than going on the Burnet highway ... the turnoff is about 8km up the road from the rest area. It is such a quiet road and is mainly used by locals it is the road to Wuruma Dam and for the bulk of it it is a single lane. Although after Abercorn there has been alot of roadworks (finished now) but it is still a single lane for the most of it ... the roadworks is mainly reinforcing the sides of the roads.
Okay we do get internet reception at the top of the Coominglah ranges! so I will finish of this posting tonight. It was 18km from Monto and it was a 6km uphill for the final finale! There is nothing like a good solid hill to end the day. Basically the terrain was up and down to the Cania gorge turnoff and then it is a gradual incline for 2km and then the climb starts. It is steepest at the bottom but ridable and then evens out a bit and becomes a good gradient to climb. There is a little shoulder to ride in but there is not much traffic and what traffic there was was going just as slow as us ... quite a few b-double trucks that were loaded ... hence why they are going as slow as us! The rest area was closer than we thought so there might still be a little climbing first thing in the morning, so that will make our ride to Biloela longer but at least there is a down hill!
There are not many here at the rest area, just 3 others, 2 off which were with us at Ceratodus last night! Should sleep well tonight.