Cygnet to Dover
- on Friday, 12 January 2018.
CYGNET TO DOVER.
I didn’t leave until 11 am after having charged 2 batteries. Even though I slept like a log, I didn’t feel 100% as yesterday was a big day. I rode back to Huonville to cross the river and continue South. I stopped and took a few pictures as it was a blue sky day and the river looked great. There were quite a number of yachts moored in the river and 1 really stood out. It looked to be about 50 Ft long and quite slim, unlike the others. I reckon it would be a very efficient passage maker. It looked like it could do with quite a bit of TLC but I liked the lines. At 2pm I really hit the wall and was fortunate enough to find a little BBQ area with shade. I could have camped there but there was no power there so after a nanna nap and some munchies I carried on. The road to Dover has a fair amount of climbing on it and the last range near on broke me because I was so tired, however, the 5 Km decent into Dover was worth the while. I’ve camped at the caravan park for 20 bucks a night, which has a simple but effective 3 walled shelter serving as a camp kitchen, in which I have seated myself with all my charging gear. I ended up knocking over about 65 Km’s and sure as hell know about it after the big day yesterday!
REST DAY IN DOVER.
So, once again I slept like the dead! I wonder why? This morning I was up early on off on the bike to take some pics of the area. I stopped and unloaded the camera and in the process put my gimbal on the trailer pannier for safe keeping. When I packed up the camera gear I forgot about the gimbal and didn’t realise until 11:30 when I went to charge it, needless to say it was gone! I jumped straight back on the bike and retraced my earlier ride but I couldn’t find it. I’m not surprised as it was 5 and ½ hours between rides. PITA as it was about 300 bucks. That put a dent in my day.
I spent the rest of the day typing up the journal and processing some pics.
I may stay tomorrow as I’m still feeling the other day coming over the mountain.
Here's a link to some pics of the Southeast sofar;