2012 Day 3

Berry – Endrick River: Into the Wild
Shoalhaven_Nowra Dist: 85.8 km; Climb: 1141 m; Ave Spd: 19.1 km/h; Total Dist: 231.2 km

A flat ride into Nowra via the Black Forest Road and shoalhaven river factories. We cross the bridge and take advice from local riders to best cafe for 2nd breakfast.Bridge_Nowra
All water bottles filled, we attack the Range:Ramp
It’s actually a very gentle ramp that climbs over some 50 km. But its hot. And there is nothing. One pub in 150 km and (of course) zero reception. The peloton climbs:UpTheRange
There were challenging moments, but the camera is not your first thought. Rather: “Where are the support cars?”TwoSupportCarsJPG
With the food:Sassafrass1JPG

A filial moment captured:
VinJasVinJas2

Onwards!
A great downhill run through the Brulee Gap …NearBuleeGap

…down to the Endrick river, were there is a patch of Crown land where you can camp: CrownLand

The Nerriga pub had never heard of “Boof”, but the Endrick river has a nice cool pool (Goanna in tree):EndrickRv

The Jaffle Irons come out:JaffleIronsAreGoJPG

All asleep at 7:30 pmAllAsleep

Meanwhile the support crew are off to their luxurious Romantic Canberran Getaway at “Old Timberlight”:AustralianGotthic1

Complete with erotic painting…AWeekendAwatFromCanberra

…and frog in the toilet:Frog

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