Day 089, Friday, 26 June 2009

Forty Mile Scrub National Park to Mount Surprise

Distance travelled – 61.2 km
Avg speed – 19.8 kph
Max speed – 30.5 kph

We left Forty Mile Scrub a little before 9.30am looking forward to not having to travel as far as yesterday. It was a gradual uphill ride to the turnoff to the Savannah Way, but after that it was mostly a flat or gradual downhill run. It was cooler than yesterday which was good, but that was probably due to the south westerly wind, which was bad, because we were heading west.

The countryside has definitely changed over the past few days and today we entered what is known as the Savannah Lands.

We arrived at Mt Surprise (which isn’t on a mountain thankfully) about 2.30 and checked into our cabin at the Bedrock Village Caravan Park. During the course of the afternoon we discovered that there are two other cyclists staying here. At dinner time we met up with them and it turns out they are heading to Darwin along a similar route to us. We may meet up with them again over the next few weeks.



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Truck on side of road 40 km east of Mt Surprise

Lunch east of Mt Surprise

Welcome to Mt Surprise




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