Bike-Ride to Australia Thursday 12th-April-2012 Burra to Renmark. 124 miles. It’s been a pleasant ride today, albeit a bit cold. Although I’m still in shorts and sandals, just! I’ve cycling beside the Murray River. Not that I could see it, but I got glimpses.
Along with the Murray River, there have been plenty of vineyards. I think I might be in a winemaking region. The wind has also been on my back.
I had to bin my fruit today as I entered a fruit fly zone which basically means you’re not allowed to bring in any fresh fruit or vegetables into the area from outside. It seemed a bit of waste all the people stopping and just binning their fruit. I stood there and ate mine, as did some other people. Apparently, if fruit flies are found on their crop, they can’t sell it anywhere, and it ends up costing the farmers millions of dollars! I knew you weren’t allowed to take fruit from Western Australia to South Australia. But I didn’t realise there were restrictions within!
I arrived in Renmark fairly late tonight. So I just stopped at the first place that came up, which happened to be a motel. As I was checking in to the motel, Rosie, the owner, asked what I was doing on a bike here. After explaining my story, she gave me a 50% discount on my room! What a lovely lady. I’d definitely come back to the “Renmark Motor Inn” there’s a swimming pool here too!
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