Day dawned chilly but perfectly clear . I waited till 9 am when temperatures were starting to lift a little from the 4 c start to the day . With another gentle but persistent tail wind I quickly warmed to the task and we were soon right up on about 40 km per hour.
Was a great day on the bike , albeit a short day , arriving about midday . The actual ride time under three hours and a fantastic average speed of 35.89 km.
First stop on arriving was to check out the Butcher . I’ve been cooking most meals – have an essential piece of equipment , a great non stick frypan with detachable handle. Been very useful .
Blackall has been caught up in the recent drought too , so farmers have been doing it tough.
Is famous for the expression ” Black stump ” an historic surveying triangulation marker reference point used in early mapping of this area.