HALLETT TO GLADSTONE

10/5/2013  Hallett to Spalding    42.2 kms

Still windy and usually in our faces.  Riding on dirt roads over Brown Hill Range, one really big climb that seemed to go on for ever.

BaldHill  Range in background

Bald Hill Range in background. heading for Brown Hill Range

Showing the way we have travelled from on top of Brown Hill Range

Showing the way we have travelled from on top of Brown Hill Range

Wind Farm - Brown Hill Range

Wind Farm – Brown Hill Range, and an excellent place for it.

Resting at top of Brown Hill Range.

Resting at top of Brown Hill Range.

From the top of the range we crashed and rattled our way down the other side, coke bottles of water flying off in all directions, and luckily I stopped just as my back pannier rack was losing a screw, so was able to tighten it up, thus averting disaster.   We rolled into Spalding later in the day and camped out at the local footy oval.

11/5/2013   Spalding to Gladstone   46.7kms

A really windy day, we finally decided to try cycling as the road seemed to go westwards and the wind was coming from the north.  After a really hard 3 kms into the wind we turned and had the relief of a cross wind.   We reached Gulnare and had a long lunch while deciding whether to carry on into a sure head wind to Gladstone or whether to camp for the rest of the day.  It was decided to move on and so into the wind, and lots of hard pedalling.  The countryside is amazingly dry, and bare.

Waiting for rain on the Gulnare Road to Gladstone

Waiting for rain on the Gulnare Road to Gladstone

A short stop in Georgetown for Mars Bars and Ice cream at the local pub, and the chance to take in a little bit of footy. “Go the Crows”.   Then our arrival in Gladstone and to the local Caravan Park, where we entertained other caravaners with our antics.

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