Bike-Ride to Australia 2nd-May-2012

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia Wednesday 2nd-May-2012 Coffs Harbour to Maclean. 78 miles. I thought I was back in Malaysia this morning. The scenery seemed to have changed overnight, and they’re just seemed to be banana plantations everywhere. But then I think they call this stretch of coast the banana coast!

There have been loads of roadworks today while upgrading the road to a dual carriageway. It got a bit dicey at times when the road narrowed. It wasn’t a pleasant experience being literally inches away from the wheel of a big truck as it came thundering past! But I survived, and I’m still here.

I saw some baby crocodiles in a creak today. Well, I thought they were crocodiles. They looked like crocodiles from a distance, but after zooming in and taking a picture, it turned out they were lizards!

Lizard by water
I’m sure it is a crocodile
I’m Staying In Heaven Tonight

Maclean, where I’m staying tonight, is a small town with only one pub, and I’m staying in it! I’m not too sure that’s a good decision or not. It would have been rude to go up to my room without having a beer first, as I was in a bar! While in the bar, I got talking to some locals about my trip and played a game of darts with them. After losing at darts (I let them win!) I went and showered.

After showering, I went back down to the bar. (Where else would I go!?) and in the bar was a girl waiting for me. Eye eye, my lucks in tonight! Or maybe not. She was from the local newspaper, the Clarence Valley Review. Hopefully, I’ll appear in that tomorrow, which may boost donations a bit more.

There are only three days left until I finish, so please don’t forget the main reason behind my ride, which is to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Even the smallest donation helps.

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