Day 9. 129km. Cumberland Chimney – Croydon

Posted: June 23, 2022 in Australia, Cycling, Queensland
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Going to bed at 7.30pm means you get up at 3.30am and start riding at 5. It’s beautiful gliding along the outback road at night under the starry heavens. Slowly the horizon turns a firey orange, the birds explode in a chorus, and the day begins.

The day begins

The sun still had it’s morning orange glow when I arrived at the sandy Gilbert River.

Gilbert River
Gilbert River
Gilbert River
Gilbert River

I reached Croydon by 2.30 – the goal of the trip. My friend Elizabeth has moved here and I wanted to see her new home. I love these outback towns – a few rows of streets, a pub, a shop and a service station. And a long way to the next town. Its time for a rest. My body is tired.

Croydon
Comments
  1. carlito7719 says:

    Hi Matthew,

    I’m thoroughly enjoying you’re writing style. I like the action style openers a lot. Keep it up!
    Been reading you’re blog since you biked from Holland.

  2. Lee says:

    Congratulations on completing the Adventurous strenuous ride and taking us along.

  3. Starting before dawn is such a fantastic experience!

  4. deltathecat says:

    Wonderful, Matthew.

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