Kingston SE 43km
Got packed up just before it started to rain, so everything is dry....except me. So nice packing a dry tent......Its the small things in life that offer so much pleasure ......and back on the road. No idea what the time is. Both my phone and tablet show different times, my inReach I think is NZ time, and pedometer is different to them all. I know it's light, and 2.5 hours different from NZ.....but the sun looks as if it's rising in the north......?
Dear Dr John. Yesterday I had wind all day. Today no wind, and no morning movement. I am concerned because I usually have wind and movement. Could this be a result of riding past the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere two days ago. I think I mentioned that I saw a sign saying Windfarms are a Health Hazard. Concerned.
More straight, flat roads, but what is This? A slight rise in the Road? Did I really have to change down a Gear? Oh goodness.....Some downhill. Was that a figment of my Imagination? For now the road is surely straight and flat.......and oh goodness.....Are those two hoppy things really living Kangaroos?
Yes I believe they are. My first wild, free, hopping alongside the road, running away from the scarey cyclist dressed in bright colours, kangaroos. Wooohee
The rain stops before I reach Kingston. In the supermarket the clock tells me it is 10.30am. I get a few items to last me the next couple of days....$7.50. Shopping is pretty cheap when there's only one to feed, and you've got no storage.
Hey. Last night I got to use my new MSR cooker and pots. Oh my goodness. The water was boiling for the rice in about two minutes. I put on far too much rice, and far too much sauce, and the meal was ready in under 10 minutes. Amazing. Juliet or Matthew. What models have I got, because they are Great? So now I've got another meal already prepared in the pot.....
I had a meeting at about lunchtime with Kate from the local paper, so with a bit of spare time checked emails in the Info Centre....free. Then grabbed a yummy pie....great biking food.
Bob, from the local Prostate Cancer and Lions group, turned up at the newspaper office as well. Thanks Dave Thomas. We three had a good old chin wag. Kate might even have got enough for an article.
Then Bob made an offer I couldn't refuse....a hot shower, a chance to do laundry, a bed, and a meal....With perhaps a couple of Lions members along. So what if I've only done 43km Today? This is what the whole trip is about. Meeting people, spreading the word, having a good time. Thanks Bob. Offer accepted. It's the small things in life that offer so much pleasure........