Day 11: Taree to Bulahdelah

by Letty Morris June. 08, 2017 985 views
Sunny spell!

Sunny spell!

Despite heavy rain all night, the sun was shining as I wheeled my way back onto the A1. Not for long, however, and my first loo & apple break was curtailed by the rain as it began to fall.

I had my sights set on a cafe in Coolongolook, 2hrs 45 down the road. Singing loudly along to Spotify, I drew the elastic strings of my pack-a-mac hood in tight and set off.

This section has been, or at least felt, the most hilly with a final intense accent to Coolongolook. The traffic our side of the dual carriageway had been moved onto the other side for roadworks so I was climbing alongside gigantic trucks in the lowest of gears, rain in face and obviously looking my absolute best... fortunately a couple of men at work hauled my bike back over to the correct side of the dual carriageway and I sped along the empty A1 feeling extremely important! The cafe came into sight and minestrone soup & chips were devoured.

Another couple of hours on the road and I reached quiet Bulahdelah. With torrential rain outside, I've taken good advantage of the heater and kettle. I'm starting to wonder what the upper limit for cups of tea is?

Distance: 47 miles/ 76 kms

Highlights: saving the bread from my lunchtime soup and eating it on arrival

Lowlights: dead cat on side of the road

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Joy Watson 3 years, 7 months ago

Well done Letty sounds strenuous. Good you are keeping fit with lots of chips! Pouring of rain here.....just got me washing in in time.? We live in interesting times ! New politics starting. Take lots of care and love you blogxxx

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