Day 140: Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln - A happy ride around Australia (third attempt) - CycleBlaze

October 15, 2022

Day 140: Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln

Start: 9:50am
Distance: 54km
Ride time:  3:02hours
Average:  18km/hr 
Max: 50km/hr
Finish: 2pm

I was woken during the night by rain and then kangaroos jumping around and munching on grass. They were gone by the time I got up.

The emus were still around.
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Today's tree pic.
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There was lots of green pastures today.
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This water body is called 'Big Swamp.' Mum and her cygnets.
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A swan on it's nest.
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Farmgate art.
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The driver's door. If you know what a hundredweight is then you're older than I am. I had to google it.
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Bill ShaneyfeltYeah, I only knew because I read about it as a kid. It varies though... In the US it is 100 pounds in British areas, 112. Funny they would call 112 pounds a hundred weight, except it is based on 8 stones, which also is a confusing measurement... Metric is so much simpler!
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Vince McCarthyThanks Bill. Geoff is 75 and he struggled to remember too.
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Annie O'SheaNow you're making me feel very old,I learnt it at school son so thanks for making me feel ancient
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Vince McCarthySo what's a hundredweight in kgs then?
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An amazing callistemon display.
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Cheryl IvesBeautiful red!
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On the way into town, I stopped at Boston Beans for an awesome coffee.
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I then went to a French cafe for a fine lunch.
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Lots of tall grain silos by the port.
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I checked into the caravan park and recognised Geoff's tent. He must be scampering about the town.

The jetty by the caravan park.
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I went to a brewery in the hope that an ale will cure what ails me.
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Craig DallyThat's the Vince I know!!
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Vince McCarthyDon't be a tattletale now Craig. What happens on a bike trip stays on a bike trip.
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This place had a comprehensive list of various contacts for mental health assistance. This was on every table.
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Geoff soon tracked me down.
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Craig DallyGood luck on your travels Geoff.
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Rita McCarthyLooking good, Vince.💕😃 Hope the cold gets better soon.
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Vince McCarthyThe cold has mostly healed now.
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This will be the last time I see Geoff.  He will keep on riding tomorrow and will soon head east to his home town of Albury, while I'll head south east following the coast.

I will stay here for 3 nights. I need to wait until Monday to do a frightful and playful adventure day.

The extra rest day should help heal my cold too.

$34.
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Today's ride: 54 km (34 miles)
Total: 8,411 km (5,223 miles)

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