Friday, 8 June 2012

HU Meeting - Day 3

It was very cold last night and I awoke to some drizzle. I thought I would try out my new Jetboil so I made some porridge.

I was in the middle of eating breakfast and chatting to some folks when a white panel van pulled up and to my surprise Ange & Michael had turned up.

The clouds are starting to come over dark.

There was a demonstration of everyone's cooking devices.

The first talk was by Paul & Jan Dwyer they spoke about there trips to Ethiopia & Nepal. 

Some of the camp area.

Frank talking about his trip around Europe and the Arctic Circle.

Frank & Simone from Germany who have been riding around the world for 
2 years so far.

Mike & Jo Hannon - Writing a blog.

One of the hi-lights of the event Simon & Lisa Thomas from England - Travelling the world for the last 10 years.

Simon's Bike.

Karen & Derek from South Africa/England talking about there ride around the USA.

I won't be cold tonight. Ange was kind enough to lend me her heater. I am so camping with one of these in the future.

HU Meeting - Day 2

Day 2 Narrabri NSW to Dayboro QLD Route

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I was up early and had a cuppa whilst I packed up the bike and then hit the road around 6.30. It was a lovely morning, not like yesterday. 

The sunrise was beautiful. I just wish it was on the other side of the bike so I could have got some better pictures.

There were lots of silo's along the road.

Entering Queensland, I had to turn my clock back 20 years.

There was a bit of road works along the way. But there was a lot more of the road that needed work some of it is shocking for a major highway.

Bales of cotton.

I couldn't believe that this beautiful stretch of dual lane highway was only 100 km/hr.

I finally hit some nice riding roads.

I made it to Dayboro.

I got the tent set up before the rain.

That evening we wandered down to the bowling club for dinner. We were told it was a 10 minute walk, 20 minutes later we were still walking. We finally found it. And I enjoyed a lovely dinner with some new found friends. I didn't take any photos during dinner. (I know I will have to pick up my game). Thanks to Cat, Kevin, Lochy, Tanya & and husband (sorry I have forgotten his name) for the lovely company for the walk to and from the bowling club and during dinner.

I had a nice blister on the back of my heal from the walk to and from the bowling club.