Monday, September 1, 2014
Burra to Cadell
Cummulative Totals = 7711km and 27,712km
Cadell sports ground campground = $12 unpowered
Last night it rained, not hard, but a light drizzle and it continued early this morning so we waited to see if the rain would stop so we could continue as the winds are blowing from the west and our road goes in a south east direction so it would be a tailwind for the bulk of it and I really didn't want to waste this wind!
We waited and it stopped and on the radar it was clearing ... so we left only an hour later. You climb out of burra and then it is down. down and down woohoo! It is a good 10km downhill. If you look at the profile it is all down, but it isn't really like that, there are one or two rises!
Early in the ride we come across this sign ... we are on the Goyder highway but we linked up with the end of another highway and I was intrigued by the name - Worlds End Hwy - what an unusual name that I mentioned to Neil that I would like to come back and ride that highway - the towns include Eudunda
As we approached Morgan - about 30km before it we entered the fruit fly exclusion zone and we had some mandarins that we got from the side of the road the other day - a bag for $1 - bargain. So instead of throwing the mandarins away we decided to eat them and put the pips and skin in the Quarantine bin. Here is Neil getting our dinner for tonight!
First thing I did was make a bee line for the toilet - there is no where to pee along this Goyder highway - not a single bush on the roadside to hide behind!
At Morgan we picked up a little food for dinner and then crossed the river ...
This is a fantastic spot ... a real gem, we will remember this spot and come back. The managers have really put in 110% effort into this place. The Amenities are spotless, so clean you could eat of the floor! They are relatively modern. They put us near the shelter so we could camp in there if we wanted to but our tent won't stand up unless pegged into the ground so we pitched just outside the shelter ...