Sunday, August 31, 2014
Gladstone to Burra
Cummulative Totals = 7613km and 27,614km
Burra caravan park = $20 unpowered
We woke this morning and there were quite a few clouds hanging around - the forecast is for a change to come through and it will be a cold one with winds swinging from a northerly to a southerly! However despite the clouds this morning our little Kouta still found the sun rays to worship towards (like he has done for most mornings on the trip) - while we pack up he will quietly slip away (but stay relatively close) to find a spot that is sunny!
From Gulnare you start to climb over a small series of hills and then you head south to Spalding. This is a nice town where we had a cuppa and picked up tonights dinner (as by the time we get to Burra the supermarket will be closed). We picked up some bargains - frozen Helgas bread for $2.50 a loaf, 12 pack of farm fresh free range eggs for $4.50 and sausages (500g) for $3.50 ... cheap!
Here I suggested to Neil that we might want to consider going to Morgan today as that road from Burra to Morgan runs in a south east direction and this wind will just blow us along! That would mean a 170km day! He was not very receptive to the idea, he thinks we will run out of time as we still have to get over the range to Burra.
so we left Spalding and absolutely flew through the next 20km to Booborowie. It is a gentle climb to this point but with a tailwind you hardly noticed you were climbing. I did have to stop and take a photo of this bride which Neil liked ... I think it may have been from the old railway line
tomorrow we will make for Morgan or Cadell.