October cycle tour map

October cycle tour map


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Murrayville to Walpeup

 Murrayville to Walpeup = 81km
Cummulative totals = 8039km and 28,040km
Walpeup caravan park = $9.00 unpowered (it is only $10 for powered!)

Woo hoo check it out we passed the 8,000km mark today at about half way and to celebrate we had pikelets when we got to Walpeup - they were supposed to be celebratory pikelets for Geelongs win over Hawthorn but that was not to be!
We over slept today as the alarm didn't go off and didn't wake until 6.30am and on the road just before 8am.
We managed to get the first 20km wind free and then the strong easterly set in for the final 60km.  We anticipated an easterly headwind today and from now on we go south and the winds will be northerly mainly for the next few days although as we get closer to Colac they are changing to westerlies and each time we look at the weather forecast for the week the winds are switching from a northerly to a north westerly and when I next look it will be a westerly and then  more than likely when we get there it will be a headwind at south westerly!!!  just our luck!
So todays ride was okay - rolling and very little traffic going our way and only car traffic was going the other way.  Very few trucks (just one!) and maybe that is because it is the weekend.
The sun was out today so we warmed up after a very cold start (2 degrees) so the fingers and toes were frozen.
Walpeup has a community caravan park and the town is only just a few houses and a small takeaway/general store.
The park has a shower and toilets and a free bbq were we cooked our pikelets that we have been carrying since Barmera where Neil got them marked down.

the pikelets were delicious and for dinner tonight we are having weetbix as we won't get to Hopetoun until late afternoon and the IGA will be shut so we are saving our tetra pack chicken until tomorrow.
At Hopetoun we will free camp around the lake.

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