Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mad Magpies! Munglinup to Esperance

Munglinup Parking Area was right by the highway, and our sleep was disturbed half the night with road trains charging past. Nevertheless got away at 7.00am as usual.

Apart from a few easy riding sections, a developing head wind made for slow progress.

We were flagged down by a couple who tempted us with lovely cold ginger beer. Had a chat - they took photos - and we were off again.

Our high viz clothing is worrying the bird life! Warning calls come from the bushes as we ride past. The magpies were particularly vocal.
Long before we reached them, long, loud squawks and calls heralded our arrival, and agitated parents dive-bombed us as we passed.

The weather is definitely heating up during the day - though still chilly in the morning and evening.
Having to smear ourselves with sun screen and, as the mosquitoes seem bigger and hungrier than ever, we're using "Bushman" daily.

Stop regularly to give our rears a break and always look forward to our morning tea stop.

Started to rain as we approached Esperance. Stopped under a tree and sheltered beneath the tarpaulin that Del always carries on the top of his trailer.

Reached Esperance at 4.15pm.

Did a recci of the town centre and chose a motel close by - The Bay View Motel.

Looking forward to a good shower tonight!

Did 106kms today.

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