Day 21: Ebor to Dorrigo - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

March 7, 2021

Day 21: Ebor to Dorrigo

Start: 8:00am
Distance: 55kms
Ride time: 3:18hrs
Average: 17km/hr
Max: 61km/hr 
Finish: 3:30pm

Last night was cold and I was snuggly in my warm sleeping bag. I woke up to low cloud and misty rain.

The local cafe opened just as I was about to leave town. I stopped without a second thought to have a big hot coffee.
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Low cloud in the hills.
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Steer paddock.
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Veronica JoinerThey look nice and healthy.
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Vince McCarthyThey were chunky. All the cattle in the high country were happy.
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Majors Creek.
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Roadside stall with wine bottles creatively re-purposed to sell poultry poo fertiliser.
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The sun came out for 5 minutes.
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These roadside flowers had a very sweet perfume.
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I arrived in Dorrigo at lunch time. It was a quick ride. I had 483 metres of uphill and 1,030 metres of downhill! Yippee!

I went a few kms out of town to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. This is the view of the valley.
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It took me 2 hours to do a 6.6km walk through the rainforest. It was amazeballs. Here's just some of the pics I took:

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Walking stick palm
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Walling stick palm

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Cunjevoi
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Cunjevoi

Brush turkey
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Brush turkey

Red-bellied black snake
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Sandra LawnYou seem a bit close?
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Vince McCarthyHehehe. Perhaps. It was only a small one. And red bellies are so tame they're almost friendly.
I wouldn't be that close to a huntsman spider. Yuk.
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Red-bellied black snake

Tristania Falls
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Crystal Shower Falls front view.
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This is the view from behind the falls.
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It was a spectacular day.

$30. It was nice to finally have a shower after a few days.
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Today's ride: 55 km (34 miles)
Total: 1,072 km (666 miles)

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Bill ShaneyfeltMarvellous nature photos! Especially the red belly... Not many folks would stop, let alone take such a great photo! Fungi shots too, but IDs for fungi are always tricky.

Thanks for posting! I'll never get to Oz myself, so it is a treat to follow along!
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Vince McCarthyThank you Bill. And thanks a million for helping with the ID work!
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