It is a long way to Australia (only Bike Adventures brings you this sort of insight!). However, based on our first 3 days on the road, it is well worth the journey. We are now in Grafton, on the banks of the Cavendish River, having covered an heroic 225 miles. For the first 150 of these we rode almost entirely on cycle paths with a wide variety of scenery, all stunning. Today we had to make do with a major highway but, even on the highway there is a generous shoulder and cyclists have no need to feel ill at ease.
Australians are, naturally, friendly and welcoming but stuggle to hide a look that says ‘Jeez mate, you must be bonkers’ when we tell them where we are heading. So far we don’t feel bonkers at all!
After 3 glorious (but very warm) days we made it into town as the heavens opened and we are sheltering from a tropical downpour and rehydrating 😉