Day 31: Kingscliff, NSW to Gold Coast, QLD. - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

March 17, 2021

Day 31: Kingscliff, NSW to Gold Coast, QLD.

Start: 8am
Distance: 47kms
Ride time: 2:53hrs
Average: 16km/hr
Max: 45km/hr 
Finish: 12pm

I started the day with another fantastic breakfast.
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The weather was misty rain and a nice mild temperature. 

After a little while I crossed easily into the state of Queensland. And I gained one hour due to a time zone change.
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Veronica JoinerCongrats on making it through a state border. : )
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The riding was challenging at times because there was no bike path or shoulder so I had to take up a traffic lane. 

The traffic were kind to me and didn't run me over. 

Then I found a bike path on the beach that was a pleasure to ride along. 

It wasn't a continuous path and sometimes I had to return to road cycling for short distances. 

Burleigh Beach.
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I'm staying in the Gold Coast near all those big buildings.
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Miami Beach.
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I saw some very impressive sand sculptures at the Gold Coast. 

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I checked in to Broadwater Tourist Park. $56! Powered site. Hopefully I never have to pay more than this.
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I did my usual washing chores and then spent the afternoon reading while it rained and rained. 

I ventured out in the rain to eat some delicious Thai chicken green curry!
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It reminded me that my Carolina reaper chilli is fruiting at home. I'll get Serena to dry them so I can eat them when I get home. 

Today's ride: 47 km (29 miles)
Total: 1,554 km (965 miles)

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Andrew HaycraftMate those sand sculptures are amazing and that Thai Curry looks delicious. Expensive sites over that way
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Could it be possible you might actually gain weight on this journey!!!???
You're eating bigger and far better then me!
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Vince McCarthyMost of the food I'm eating is healthy so I should be loosing weight.
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Vince McCarthyTo Andrew HaycraftThe curry was great.

This has to be the most expensive camping site in Australia.
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