GLADSTONE TO MELROSE

13/5/2013  Gladstone to Wirrabra Forest   36kms
Lovely run on tarmac to Laura, sampled the local delight, Golden North ice cream. Another good run on flat bike track to Stone Hut, were we sampled the local cuisine, pies.

Bike track to Stone Hut

Bike track to Stone Hut


From here we took the Mawson Trail into Wirrabra Forest.
Scott and Liz on the trail

Scott and Liz on the trail


However the effort was worth it because we found a beautiful camping spot, straight out of a Tom Roberts painting.
Wirrabra campsite

Wirrabra campsite


And Scott made good use of the small shelter that was on site.
How to keep your tent dry!

How to keep your tent dry!


Here is my tent on site.
My tent, Wirrabra Forest

My tent, Wirrabra Forest

14/05/2013 Wirrabra Forest to Melrose. 36kms
A wet morning, overcast and grey. Adrian phoned up very concerned for us as there had been very heavy rain in Kadina and he believed it was going to be very wet in the direction we were heading. We regrouped and decided to return to the bitumen and play it safe, a very wise decision as it turned out, thanks Adrian for your concern and support.

We cycled straight to Wirrabra, had a quick look in their well stocked craft shop and high tailed it to Melrose. We did get caught in a few showers, but on the whole were very lucky with the weather.

Wet road to Melrose

Wet road to Melrose


It was really overcast in Melrose, but still couldn’t resist this photo with a bicycle sculpture.
Pamela by cycle sculpture in Melrose.

Pamela by cycle sculpture in Melrose.


We ended the day on a high note by having a pub meal, and upgrading our flooded tent site to a lovely cabin. Just left the tents out in the rain and puddles, we’ll pack up tomorrow.

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