Day 59: Waverley Creek to Clairview - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

April 14, 2021

Day 59: Waverley Creek to Clairview

Start: 9:30am
Distance: 39kms
Ride time: 2:27hrs
Average: 16km/hr
Max: 38km/hr 
Finish: 12:30pm

I slept well. The shelter lights didn't come on during the night.

I woke a few times from trucks or cars coming into the rest area. My tent was in a good location and I had shade until 8:30am, when I finally got up.

I had a short distance to cover today so there was no need to depart early.

Morning road pic.
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Crossing Wran Creek.
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Scenic pic. It's nice to have pretty hills to look at.
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Crossing Clairview Creek.
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I had done about 30kms and was in need of a little rest. I saw a sign for a roadhouse in 4kms. I started planning what I would buy. A cold juice and maybe a burger.

As I approached the roadhouse, my high hopes were dashed. It was apparent it had been permanently closed for a long time. Not fair.

Anyway, not long after I arrived at the Clairview. 

There is nothing else here except the Baracrab Caravan Park. It has a small shop.
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I bought a juice and a burger. It was a yummy, fresh, and non greasy burger. The best of the trip.
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This is a beautiful spot. The unpowered sites have the best views. $28.
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Rita McCarthyLooks like a great spot for some Rest and relaxation.
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High tide. I saw turtles coming up to the surface to breathe. Pretty exciting.
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This is how I spent the afternoon.
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This 40cm barramundi was in a fish tank in the bar.
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The barramundi can grow to 1.8 metres. It's a popular item on restaurant and fish and chips shop menus.

His food (I think whiting) was swimming nervously in the same tank.
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Edit: The next day, the 2 smaller fish were gone.

Today's ride: 39 km (24 miles)
Total: 2,815 km (1,748 miles)

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