Day 022, Sunday, 19 April, 2009

Distance travelled – 11.0 km
Avg speed –12.6 kph
Max speed – 22.7 kph

Rest Day - Casino

Join the Chicken Express around Australia!

We spent the morning doing the washing and writing our daily log for the last few days. After lunch we rode into town and picked up a Heritage Walking Tour guide from the Information Centre. Instead of walking we rode our bikes. One of the interesting sights we saw was the Mafeking Lamp situated in the middle of the intersection of Walker and Barker Streets. The guide says, “The lamp was erected in 1901 to the memory of those who lost their lives during the Boer War, especially in Mafeking. It is unique in the fact that the decision to erect a monument was made before the end of the war, and a public subscription to raise funds was launched in 1900.”

Before it got dark, Mark did some maintenance work on the bikes. He was attacked by mosquitoes, which bit him through his shirt. I suppose there are a lot of them about due to all the rain the region has had over the past month or so.  Perhaps we  will need to use a combination of sunscreen and insect repellant from now on.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


Washing Day!

Walker Street, Casino

Mafeking Lamp at the intersection of Walker and Barker Streets, Casino.

Casino and district mural. Bicentenial project. Painted by local artist Lee Blacker assisted by local students.


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