Today really surprised me with how well it went. I got into a great rhythm with a slight tail wind that took me for 40km for my first leg. I was then able to set my sights on Victoria River, which I wasn’t expecting to reach until tomorrow. I pushed on for another 30km before resting again. I had fairly regular cloud cover which kept the temperature down. Then it was only another 20km. I made it by noon. At the roadhouse I devoured a Calippo and a beer before eating my packed lunch under the shade of a tree. I went back inside for a Powerade and sat at the bar, chatting to a guy called Ian and watching Australia whoop NZ in the first day of a test match. Because cricket is a bit boring  (yep), I went outside for a snooze under a tree. It was too hot to sleep so I just listened to some music for a while and rested. I ate one of my snacks under the roadhouse verandah before returning inside and treating myself to a burger and coke. I lazily watched the cricket till 5pm, then jumped back on the bike and rode to Sullivan’s Campground. I gingerly collected water for a bath from the river – I was too scared of crocs to go for a proper swim – and ate a can of peaches and some biscuits. Now I am chilling out on a park bench as it gets dark. Storm clouds are looming over me and every so often a clap of thunder sounds and a bolt of lightning flashes.

More epic storms on their way

More epic storms on their way

Accommodation Camping (Sullivan’s Campground)
Distance ridden today 109.17km
Average cycling speed 20.4kph
Total distance ridden 7,837km