Distance travelled – 51.1 km
Avg speed – 18.6 kph
Max speed – 38.9 kph
Strathalbyn to Wellington
With 40 degree temperatures forecast for today we were not sure if we would make our planned destination of Meningie so we decided to see how we were travelling and leave the decision when we reached Wellington our half way point.
Not far from Strathalbyn we reached the first of many vineyards that we would pass on our way through Langhorne Creek to Wellington. A very different view to that through the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale as the vineyards of Langhorne Creek are planted on a flood plain. We passed this way last year on our way to Goolwa when we were testing to see if we were up to this journey, so we did not linger very long.
Just outside of Langhorne Creek we met a cyclist from Switzerland riding in the opposite direction. We stopped and chatted for a while. Bernard was riding from Brisbane to Adelaide and then to Broken Hill before returning to Sydney on the train where he will meet his wife for another month of touring, this time in a car.
We arrived at Wellington at midday. It is extremely hot so we have decided to call it a day and sit out the heat in Wellington. Dinner will be at the Wellington Pub or the “Welly” as the locals call it.
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to see our new location.
Historical High Street, Strathalbyn
We are slowly collecting all these SA regional picture signs
Bernard from Switzerland
Bailing out a boat. In front of the the Wellington Hotel was probably not the most private place to forget to put the bungs in their boat - complete with a smart commenting audience.