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
A Big Sky needs big mailboxes as we temporarily turn inland.
36oC forecast today. We don’t waste any time getting out there. The landscape changes:
We are made to feel small:
However, a complete Christmas cake is portioned and devoured in 5 minutes, reviving us somewhat:
Meanwhile the Support Ladies make doughnuts on the asphalt:
The hallucinations set in:
But it’s all too beautiful:
Once the cows are shooed off the road:
Arrive Australind camp:
The “young ones” gutted:
At least their knees are:
Oldies establish the no-nonsense corner of the camp:
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.
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.”