July 11, 2007

AUS TRIP – Day 11 – 11 July 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — SL @ 5:00 pm

Dear All cc NSWPiRiders

An infrequent email update: we have limited email access

All going well. We have been in Cairns for 2-3 days, travelling up here
on the bike at a conservative rate after a sad start in Brisbane: a
funeral for a niece of J's died in tragic circumstances

Last two days we have been in the Atherton Tablelands: Karunda, Mareeba,
Mount Molloy, then Port Douglas and back to Cairns; then today, the
Gillies Highway ( as good as it was in '96, Rob! :-), then the Cathedral
Fig (spectacular: PTL!), Malanda, Atherton etc, and back down the
Gillies. The R1200GSA loved it.

Cheaper to bike and tent, but a lot harder. It means you can cover less
in a day, and one is less rested. We should be pretty tough at journey's

Perfect weather by day so far: fine and 19-26 degrees, tho cool (17) on
the tablelands today. Cool (6-10) at night, especially in the tent. The
locals are complaining about the cold nights.

Tomorrow (God willing) we go back up the Gillies (what a hardship), then
head towards Normanton on the 'Savannah Way'. We'll stop at Georgetown.

Must away. Hope this finds you all well.


S & J

PS Please undertsand we will rarely get net access, so replies to emails
etc will be rare (or zilch).


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