Day 65: O'Connell River to Airlie Beach - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

April 20, 2021

Day 65: O'Connell River to Airlie Beach

Start: 8:15am
Distance: 54kms
Ride time: 3:27hrs
Average: 16km/hr
Max: 52km/hr 
Finish: 12:30pm

Crossing the O'Connell River.
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Some dark clouds appeared to the east.
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Dead Man Creek.
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After a little while I arrived in Proserpine. They have a small museum that I visited.

This rusty bike has a dyno like my bike.
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Rita McCarthyThink I’d rather be riding your bike.
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Vince McCarthyYou're most welcome to have a go at riding my bike in a few months when I get to Geelong!
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A 2.6 metre wooden bowl made on a purpose-built lathe.
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They used truck parts to make the lathe.
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At Proserpine I turned off the highway and headed to Airlie Beach. 
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I had a headwind but I didn't mind as I only had 23kms to go.

Can you see Nemo and Dory?
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I enjoyed a banana thickshake.
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And then checked in to the Seabreeze Tourist Park. The nice receptionist booked me on a snorkel day trip for tomorrow. 🐢🐠

$30. The pool is on the other side of the palm trees.
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The camp kitchen has everything I need.
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There were lots of these curlews in the campground.
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Rita McCarthyAlways amazes me how they sit with their knees bent forward rather than back. Are they double jointed?
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Vince McCarthySorry, I don't know.
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The bush stone-curlew can grow to 60cm tall. They look similar to no other bird in Australia. They have a very loud wail which can be unpleasant to hear.

Today's ride: 54 km (34 miles)
Total: 3,116 km (1,935 miles)

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