Sunday, October 21, 2012

Penong to Elliston

So – the morning dawns overcast and still windy. We head for Ceduna to restock our depleted food supplies. By the time we reach Ceduna, the cloud has gone but the wind remains. M & U decide they will ride part way down the Eyre Peninsula with me – at least as far as Elliston.

Ceduna was deserted, but the supermarket was well stocked and the prices were acceptable after the extortionist pricing we encountered at the roadhouses crossing the Nullarbor.

Morning coffee at Smoky Bay – also deserted. As we proceeded south, the wind freshened. Lunch in Streaky Bay, refueled and pressed on to Elliston.

The Eyre Peninsula has lots of wheat fields – the winter crop either recently harvested or about to be. Golden rolling hills in all directions. It would have made for very pleasant riding except for the wind, which had become even fresher.

By the time we reached Elliston we had had enough for the day. 

Wellington Bay caravan park for our last night together. Tomorrow M & U will turn inland and start heading for Port Augusta on their way to the Flinders Range. I will continue down and round the Eyre Peninsula via Coffin Bay & Port Lincoln before making for Cowell and the ferry across to Wallaroo on the York Peninsula, before bypassing Adelaide and heading for the Barossa.

It's going to be strange riding on my own after 3 months together. We've had a great time on the road over the past 3 months.

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