Day 69: Nerren Nerren rest area to Northampton - A happy ride around Australia (third attempt) - CycleBlaze

August 11, 2022

Day 69: Nerren Nerren rest area to Northampton

Start: 8:45 am
Distance:  65km
Ride time:  4:24hours
Average: 15 km/hr 
Max: 39 km/hr
Finish: 1:40pm

It rained a little during the night.

Crossing over the Murchison River.
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Today's new flower.
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Bill ShaneyfeltLooks like Grevillea petrophiloides.

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Vince McCarthyThank you Bill!
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Bill later identified this as a Grevillea petrophiloides. 

A storm over canola fields.
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There were lots of isolated storms in the morning. As they day progressed they became more frequent. I ended up a bit wet and a bit cold.

I think these are grain silos.
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Veronica JoinerThe fence area is a grain bunker which they cover with plastic.
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Kathleen ClassenLooks like an outdoor hockey rink to this Canadian 😂
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Vince McCarthyThank you aunty!
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In front of the silos is a fenced oval shaped enclosure. Perhaps this is to dry the grain?

Grass trees.
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It was hilly all day with a strong headwind. Today wasn't a pleasant day to cycle.

The rain stopped a few kms before Northampton so I was able to dry out a little.

I stopped at the bakery and got some hot food and a coffee to warm up.

The town has some cool old stone buildings:

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Random street dog.
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I checked into the campground and put my tent up in between showers.

The campground has a blue tree.
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There are lots of novelty signs in the camp kitchen.
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$29.
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Today's ride: 65 km (40 miles)
Total: 4,072 km (2,529 miles)

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Lednar De NallohThe road from Northampton to Geraldton is a shocker, busy with little shoulder, I'd go via Nabawa, a few more K's though.
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Vince McCarthyThank you Lednar. Unfortunately I got your message too late.
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