Today I was hoping to make it to just out side of Albury-Wodonga, around 350kms. I packed up camp under the watchful, wary eye of a kangaroo. It was a bit damp still and I was contemplating putting my wet weather gear on. But decided against it. I’m glad I did to, as the temperatures quickly climbed.
I programmed the GPS to take me via all the back roads to the start of the road that goes over the Snowies. This being Albury-Wodonga. It was here I hoped to pick up a new rear tyre for Mabel as hers was beginning to look like the top of a balding middle aged man’s head. The GPS seemed to sort of get it right this time, and I only had to spend an hour getting out of the traffic in Geelong. Bloody thing!
After that it was all scenic roads through national parks, up over 4wd only hills and down quiet single lane back roads.
I stopped to find a few geocaches along the way, one of which was actually up a tree. It was a quiet road so I started climbing. Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I was clinging onto the tree like some moronic monkey in my riding boots, leather jacket, and helmet, every man and his dog decided they need to drive past and gawk. Turns out I was only a few km’s from a car manufacturers test track, so I am guessing they were all shift change staff. After not finding the geocache, maybe it wasn’t up the tree after all, I continued onwards. I went up over high ridge lines offering views over stunning valleys and hills. The sky becoming blue and cloudless as the temperature climbed.
Then it was back onto gravel roads and heading for camp. A small place around 120 km’s from Albury-Wodonga. I finally arrived in a cloud of dust and flies and found that I had it to myself. Bliss!
I set up my tent and began the process of unpacking everything. I felt a something, no, two things, no, lots of things, crawling up my legs under my jeans. I had stupidly not looked at the ground before setting up and as a result I was camped over several massive Bull-ant nests. I dismantled the tent and moved about 10 meters away.
My inverter seems to have died today, so I have very little power in my laptop battery. I get a call from Mike of Lamda Motorcycles, clickHERE for all your CT110 parts and advice, and order a few parts and have a nice chat. He is such an easy guy to chat to and has also told me he will help us out as much as he can on our trip! Awesome! Enough bbattery to watch an episode of Topgear while I drink a bottle of champagne and have a cigar. Then its lights out!