Day 424. 140km. King River Rest Area – Larrimah

Posted: August 9, 2016 in Australia, Cycling
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‘I would fight to protect my country and my family,’ he said – the 65 year-old hippy with his feet up drinking beer out the front of the country pub.
‘You guys are from Europe – it’s going to shit. You should be there working for your country. Paying taxes and working hard.’
Our mate was working hard cleaning the toilet once a day in the Larrimah pub.

Larrimah hotel

Larrimah hotel

‘I’m not from Australia,’ he said. ‘I’m from..’
‘New Zealand,’ I interjected.
He seemed disappointed. ‘Yes.’
We heard all about Kiwi (aka Kevin). Every detail. He didn’t let us say much, though. He still thinks I am from France.

Today was planned to be a day eating kilometres. Early in the morning and late in the evening the wind is weak, and we can make some ground without sweating much. A lunch-time dip in the Mataranka spring pool was great before another long grind against the wind to Larrimah.

Bitter springs

Bitter springs

 Stuart Highway

Stuart Highway

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