Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rest day - Seaforth. Tues July 25

Things you do on rest days:
  • Sleep in.
  • Slow breakfast.
  • Repair hole in trousers.
  • Wash more clothes, including sleeping bag liner.
  • Morning coffee.
  • Go for a walk and compare shopping options between General Store/Post Office and Convenience Store at garage.
  • Shop for lunch. Limited and expensive choices. (Note to self: always stop at large supermarkets before having rest days at small out of the way hamlets. )
  • Buy ice to keep beer and dairy products cool

  • Admire bird life. These particular specimens (Bush Curlews) remind me of undertakers. They stalk around in an obsequious manner, avoiding eye contact. At night they emit a blood curdling cry that sounds like a baby is being murdered.
  • Have lunch.
  • Bleed rear brakes on my bike.
  • Wash insects and road grit from front of bike.
  • Check tyre pressures.
  • Check washing is drying ok.

  • Examine more (ex) wildlife. Our 1st cane toad of the trip!

  • Examine the trees for cyclone damage. Careful inspection reveals lots of new foliage - fresh post cyclone.
  • Afternoon coffee.
  • Read book.
  • Check email.
  • Discuss route/schedule for next couple of days.
  • Fold and pack dry washing.
  • Go for late afternoon walk on beach. 

  • Admire sunset.
  • Drink beer and review route plans made earlier
  • Prepare dinner.
  • Eat dinner. 

  • Wash dishes.
  • Drink whiskey. 
  • Write blog.
  • Go to bed.
Tomorrow on to Airlie Beach for decent supermarket and new gas cylinders. Then a short ride to Horseshoe Bay at Bowen. 

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