Sunday 29th April 2012 – Karuah to Taree.

Karuah to Taree. 74 miles

Spent the morning trying to stay ahead of the rain, but it eventually got me at about 2 o’clock. It started to rain so I put on my waterproof jacket, but after about 10 minutes it stopped and started to brighten up so I stopped and took my jacket off, no sooner had I started when it started to rain again, couldn’t be bothered to get my coat out again thinking it would only be a quick shower, it wasn’t it just got heavier, trouble was I’d then got too wet to put on my waterproofs, so I just rode on, I was pretty cold by the time I’d found somewhere to stay and was glad to have a hot shower.

Talking to a bloke this morning, I don’t think I stand much chance of seeing a koala, he said he was 52 and he’s only seen one wild one in all those years!

I was also talking to a couple of policemen this morning at one of the rest areas on the highway about my trip and one of them said about a battery bike, I said it wouldn’t be any good as I’d have to keep recharging the batteries, whereas my batteries are easily charged with a few beers! Got a few strange looks from that comment so I quickly added at night and made a hasty exit!

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