I have now decided that whenever sleeping outside I will use my tent. Zero chance of precipitation was forecast overnight but it still rained. I faced a slow morning as I let the tent dry off in the sun before packing up. I spent the time filming surfers negotiate waves. On reaching Geraldton I checked into Foreshore Backpackers and set about doing laundry and planning my route. Over dinner I got to know Marg and Bruce who are cycling around Australia. They had lots of good advice and on hearing their stories I realised I have had it very easy so far, with relatively short distances between towns and weather cool enough to be able to carry fresh food. Things are about to change. I will by no means enter real remote Australia but I will be facing new challenges. For example, from here to Carnarvon will be about 470 km with no opportunity to stock up on fresh food along the way.
|Accommodation||$ Backpacker hostel (Foreshore Backpackers)|
|Distance ridden today||43.42km|
|Average cycling speed||19.5kph|
|Total distance ridden||2,798km|