Day 18 - Kimba to Port Augusta

Trip Start Aug 16, 2009
Trip End Sep 18, 2009

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Port Augusta West Anglican Church

Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Thursday, September 3, 2009

We raced along today - tail winds! Thank you Lord!

Did the 156kms at an average of about 30kms/hour.

The countryside varied between undulating and flat. It now has changed from a grain growing area back to station country. The scenery in the second half of the ride reminded me of the drive from Port Hedland to Karratha in WA - the flat open desert looking landscape with hills and outcrops in the distance - just like you get when your approaching Whim Creek. It had that lovely blue/green haze with that earthy red look like the Pilbara. And low and behold, it is iron ore country also - we passed Iron Knob, which I was told was the first iron ore mine in Australia.

Which reminds me - g'day to my sister and brother and their families in Karratha - hope all is well!

We arrived in Port Augusta at about 2pm - enough time to take my bike (and also Yvonne's) to the bike shop to see if it can be fixed (remember my incident on Day 2 - bent the hanger for the rear derailer, which means I can't use the low gear). Hopefully it can be fixed. Will go and pick it up in about half an hour.

We are staying in the Anglican Church hall tonight and feeding ourselves.

Team is in positive spirits with the good ride today - hopefully, God willing, tomorrow's 90km jaunt to Port Pirie tomorrow will be as good.
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michaelo on

Hey, you guys have gone so far! I imagine you are not heading south into Adelaide, but straight toward Sydney? Or where does the road go?? Glad you're feeling okay, even to front the peleton... M-m-m-maaate! Go well!

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