Thursday, September 27, 2012

At Last - a Hill! Cocklebiddy to Madura

Another warm night. Woke at 5.10am and, after a breakfast of fresh orange and yogurt, we were packed and ready to drop off the cabin key - to reclaim our $5.
On the road by 6.30am, and, a strong tail wind helping us along, we arrived at Madura Road House by 12.15pm.


The road was relatively flat all the way. For the first 30kms, the road kill was heavy, with more adult kangaroos than previously - many of them greys rather than the usual reds. Spotted several little 
"push me-pull you" lizards sunning themselves.

Evidence of recent burn offs by the roadside.

Seeing more bird life today - flocks of galahs plus several parakeets and  hawks.

Cycled down a steep hill along the Madura Pass, down to the Madura Road House.
It's a small road house with no supplies available - just take aways, a restaurant, bar, caravan park (a dust bowl), motel units, budget cabins (ours slopes downhill!) and a petrol station.

It'll be chicken burger and salad for tea tonight!
The strong westerly persisted all day and, even though cloudy, it was sunny and hot.

Did 90kms today.  

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