Our morning was spent enjoying the company of Phil and Linda. Their interesting journeys and experience is what we aspire to have one day. There immaculate home has a sense of peace and happiness with creative homemade creations filling it. I wish we stayed longer and hope to see them again in the future. Plus there tandem was friggin awesome!




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Back on the road feeling very fragile, one 14km hike has ruined me. There was a mammoth climb to start the day which was great to get the muscles warm. In fact I feel fine on my bike peddling just mounting and dismounting is a issue. We thought we had a 35km ride though this turned out to be 66km. We will have to check Strava but I have a feeling we were going round in circles!!

Found the most idyllic lunch spot and had it all to ourselves. As we crossed over a bridge we could see this beautiful river down below but there appeared to be no way down. Further up the road Andy spotted a turning with no post box so it can’t be a house, right? We ventured down the gravel track to find a opening to the river. Best lunch/snooze spot to date!!

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Taking Linda’s advice from the night before we stopped at a closed school to refill. Then went onto Highway 2 for a short period that had a small shoulder with fierce cross winds blowing us clean off the road. Fortunately we were thrown that way and not the other, we swiftly detoured back onto a country road at the next turning and had the wind on our back for the remainder of the day. All I was dreaming about was laying down and stretching my muscles.

Warn and sore we arrived at our home for the evening at the Alfredton domain. It was a weird and eerie place that had a few camper-vans dotted about that were as ‘social’ as ever. A run down park that could do with some serious TLC. After many massages and tiger balm applications we turned in. It feels like a storms a brewing outside glad to be tucked up in our cosy little home!!

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