Day 3: 2013 Lake Clifton – Australind

Ride into the sun

Total: 229.2 km, 858 m; dist: 89.1 km (Steve), Time: 4:04, Speed: 21.9 km/h, El:286 m
BigSkyNeedsBigMBsA Big Sky needs big mailboxes as we temporarily turn inland.


Map3

36oC forecast today. We don’t waste any time getting out there. The landscape changes:Sun

We are made to feel small:
Perdy

However, a complete Christmas cake is portioned and devoured in 5 minutes, reviving us somewhat:
ChristmasCakeStop

Meanwhile the Support Ladies make doughnuts on the asphalt:
SupportCrewDoDonuts)

The hallucinations set in:
HaySanta

But it’s all too beautiful:
CountryIdyll

Once the cows are shooed off the road:
CowsOnTheRoad

Arrive Australind camp:
Campsite

The “young ones” gutted:
YoungOnes

At least their knees are:
YoungKnees

Oldies establish the no-nonsense corner of the camp:
NoNonsense

And frolic:
LeahTramp

JonTramp

Goodbye to Jonathan, hello to Matt for the day.

Dave McComb played in many Perth bands, most famously for The Triffids. You’ve probably been waiting for this one, but no-one could do Big Sky, Big Sand and Big Road like The Triffids.
triffids

The Triffids: Wide Open Road
“The sky was big and empty
My chest filled to explode
I yelled my insides out at the sun
At the wide open road.”

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