Day 160: Wellington to Meningie - A happy ride around Australia (third attempt) - CycleBlaze

November 4, 2022

Day 160: Wellington to Meningie

Start: 8:45am
Distance: 52km
Ride time:  2:51hours
Average:  18km/hr 
Max: 40km/hr
Finish: 12:15pm

I didn't have to wait long for the ferry this morning.
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The ferry uses a wire rope either side of the boat to pull across the river.
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View of the river.
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I only have a short day today so I stopped at a cafe for second breakfast.
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A flat section of the road. The second half of the day was a little undulating.
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The vegetation was mostly dry sheep grazing land.

There were few trees so this raven made it's nest in a short tree. It was sitting on the nest when I first saw it and then flew to the branch in the top left.
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This is Meningie's pink lake. Sometimes it is pink. Today it looked like a regular lake colour. Perhaps because of the clouds.
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Coming attractions.
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I made it to town.
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And saw pelicans. The 1976 movie Storm Boy was filmed near here. It featured a pelican called Mr Percival.
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I went to the museum opposite the caravan park. 

And saw an old wooden cheese box.
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And an insect spray.
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Annie O'SheaMy grandmother had one of those
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Vince McCarthyDid she use it on the dog??
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Cheryl IvesHello Vince, our family had one as well and no, we didn't use it on our dogs. Would be interesting to find out why the company used such an image 😊
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This amused me as it has a picture of a fly on a dog's tail. Does this mean you're meant to spray the dog?

And a water trough carved from a wooden log. It must have taken a long time to make.
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I made camp and saw this warning sign to foreigners in the camp kitchen.
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Lucy MartinSounds like the corn bears we have here in Iowa.
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Vince McCarthyI googled your corn bears. They sound way more dangerous than our drops bears.
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I bought some extra food at the grocery store as it is 2 days ride to the next town.

I had dinner at the same cafe from lunch. Lamb and vege.
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My campsite is next to Lake Alexandrina. It's a big lake.
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Veronica JoinerNeil has sailed on that Lake many times
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Today's ride: 52 km (32 miles)
Total: 9,124 km (5,666 miles)

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