Posts Tagged ‘Hillston’


Carrots and sugar snaps, fresh from the ground. I hadn’t expected these. I was greeted my the friendly locals today with food, water, and a place to sleep for the night.


Laura and Michael

Laura and Michael


The road is now truly flat and the landscape arid. I love this kind of country. The red earth, normally bare, is covered in a blanket of grass.

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel


There were lots of sleepy lizards on the road. I also saw a snake warming itself on the road. I startled it passing, as it dragged itself up into a vertical position.

Sleepy lizard

Sleepy lizard


Thanks to the Huntlys for letting me stay on their property. Lovely people.

Day 8. 0km. Hillston

Posted: October 19, 2020 in Australia, Cycling, NSW
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Thunderstorms were predicted, and with dirt roads ahead, it was a day for a rest.

Looking out at the rain

Looking out at the rain

It was spent doing some shopping and asking at the pub where I can get water between here and Lake Mungo. A homestead, a water tank at a hall and a school are now dotted on my map. Thanks Christie and the guys at the pub for all the help!

Hillston

Hillston

Tomorrow into the outback! There may be a delay with some posts. There’s no internet in the outback. 🙂


The clouds have arrived and the wind direction has changed. All is building for thunderstorms tomorrow. With dirt roads and a lot of nothing ahead, tomorrow will be a rest day and a day of research.

The road to Hillston

The road to Hillston


When the wind is at your back, the road surface is good, and it is slightly downhill, the cycling is easy. I was in Hillston by lunch.

Blue tongued lizard

Blue tongued lizard


A trip to the pub tonight made me realise my trip to Lake Mungo will be more adventurous than I thought. Dirt roads and long stretches with nothing. I’ll be planning out all the water stops tomorrow. And the joker card is held by tomorrow’s thunderstorms. If any roads are closed, a new plan is called for.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings.