England, Cycling To Australia 30th October 2011

Garry McGivern is in England, cycling to Australia on the 30th of October 2011. Brighton to Capel-Le-Ferne. 80 miles. Good facilities at the campsite last night, thanks to my mate Mick for telling me about it. It was good to see the old trick of turning up late and leaving early to avoid paying still works! Unfortunately, it didn’t work tonight. I arrived too early!

A nice early start this morning. I was on the road by 6 o’clock, just as it started to rain! After negotiating the hills around the Seven Sisters Country Park and Beachy Head, I reached Eastbourne and decided to stop. I found a lovely little café and ordered a full English fry-up, knowing it would be my last one for quite a while! It also gave me a chance to dry off after it had been raining ever since I left Brighton.

Seven sisters country park
Seven sisters country park

I should have checked some of my gear before leaving home! Firstly my backlight battery’s were flat! Then when I put my tent up, I realised that some of the sleeving that guides the poles had ripped! I suppose with over four years of packing the tent away wet, has finally taken its toll! At least it’s not got to last too much longer. I mean, it’s not as if I’m away for long!!

I hope to catch an early ferry to France tomorrow, my first foreign country, on this trip, and I’ll feel as if truly on my way!

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