Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Wonderful Westerly! Caiguna to Cocklebiddy

Had an early breakfast of scrambled eggs in the road house and were away by 6.45am.
Caiguna marked the end of the 91 Mile Straight, and this morning we had our first bend for 146kms!
Had a strong tail wind and sailed along, sometimes up to 24 kms an hour.

The road is relatively flat, and had the highest volume of road kill that we've seen so far.
Black crows, reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", gathered overhead as we left Caiguna, and we disturbed large groups of them feeding off the carcasses as we cycled along.
A couple of emus, too, had fallen foul of the traffic.

Arrived at Cocklebiddy Road House by 11.30am

A small business - run down - little in the way of stores - and set in a dust bowl.
The caravan park was barren, dusty and unprotected from the wind.
We quickly decided to take a budget unit.

What a dump! Basic and threadbare and its few windows have been blacked out with paint! 
But there's a bed and a bathroom. That's all we need.

We've been bothered by flies more than ever today - covering our backs and clinging to our faces. We'll wear our fly nets over our helmets tomorrow.

Did 64kms today. Crossing our fingers that this westerly continues!

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