after five days in Ceduna, on Nov 2nd, I hit the road again.
As soon as possible I wanted to come to Adelaide, so I decided to skip the Eyre Peninsula (Streaky Bay...., Port Lincoln) and keep riding on the Eyre Highway
Well, the Eyre Highway and me, we became no friends. ca. 70 % of the distance from Norseman to Port Augusta (1.675km) , I had bloody headwind. I had no problem with the heat and the hugh number of roadtrains (due to harvest time), but the wind killed the fun while cycling. Although I checked three different weather forecasts every day, sometimes I strategically took a day off, but cycling on this highway was one of my toughest rides. (btw. in Kimba I reached 16000km, bike only)
the big pleasure were the meetings with the friendly people. When I stayed a little bit longer in a town, so there was time to have longer conversations. I enjoyed it very much, because I am quite curious. This is my third time in Australia (first two time by campervan and car) and it is a Western mentality, but many differences.
Especially when I meet German residents I always ask them for the reason, why leaving Germany and if they could imagine to go back to Germany. very interesting answers :-).
On Nov 8th, after a 165k ride , I arrived in Port Augusta, exhausted but happy and a little proud of my achievement.
|Marie from Dresden (right), now resident, with her Partner and some collegues, transporting grain|
|I met Takashita, the Japanese walker, again on the road|
|many German names....|
|very friendly car driver, who offered me some water.|
|no fun, when I had to leave the road due to roadtrains and/or caravans...|
|early morning start|
|trucks at the iron ore mine in Iron Knob|
|the village is a ghost town.... some people live there, but no shop, only a post office..|
|water tanks before Port Augusta|
|Museum in Port Augusta|
|radio device for distance learning|
|the Royal Flying Doctor Service|
|Visitor Center and Museum in Port Augusta|
|Silo Storage in Minnipa|