Monday, 20 July 2015

Townsville to Darwin

May 17th - June 19th

Townsville - Charter Towers - Pentland  - Prairie - Hughenden - Richmond - Julia Creek - Cloncurry - Mount Isa - Camooweal - Barkly Homestead - Three Ways - Tennant Creek (sidetrip)  - Renners Springs - Elliot - Daly Waters - Larrimah - Mataranka - Katherine - Pine Creek - Darwin

Kilometer: 2.271
bike days: 20
average per day: ca. 114
longest distance ever :  195km/day

  • meeting Alex and Steph from "Tandem downunder" the 8th time,
  • bush dinner in Julia Creek
  • great homestays with great people,
  • croc tour 
  • my 48th birthday in Darwin 

bye bye my great hosts in Townsville, Mick and Jenny from "The Bicycle Pedlar"

Mitch from Sydney, cycling the wrong direction.... he has only headwind..

somewhere into the outback. and to Oakley, perhaps my lenses are there....  ;-)

my mascot from my most favourite radio-station in Germany :  SWR3

my other mascot:  Günther, der innere Schweinehund

I see dead kettle and I smell it :-(

Hughenden, dinosaur-town

Aussie and Lyn my great hosts in Hughenden :-)

sunrise behind Hughenden

Jade from the council in Julia Creek

5th meeting with Alex and Steph from Tandem-Down Under

termite mound

Alex & Steph (already the 6th meeting) and me at our great host Bel in Mount Isa

I love driving a car, especially this huge 4WD , Toyota Hillux, station version :-) . Bel offered me to take her car, very very nice ;-) Aussies are much more flexible regarding lending their cars.

Mount Isa

 Mount Isa

rest area.  you can see the old road, on the left the new highway.

coming to Camooweal, after 195km from Mount Isa, my longest ride ever on one day.

recommended: purifying pills or water filter.

campsite at a rest area

street art :-)

only for stocking up. honestly a nasty town and so many Aboriginals without any hope.

Nick, cycling for charity on a roadbike (and support vehicle)

roadtrain with a tank on its trailer

lost freight from a roadtrain, hay ball , which missed me. lucky guy :-)

Astrid and Lolly from Breitenbach/Germany, travelling around Australia . yes it is a German registration plate.

Ron from England, walking from Darwin to Hobart

Michael from Australia, walking for charity

safety burning of the bushes

Santa Getrudis .......  praying to the holy cow ?

due to problems with material and health, a lift from Pine Creek to Darwin.

Philip, my friendly driver :-) 

Darwin International Aiport: Good bye Alex and Steph from "Tandem Downunder" . was so great to see you so many times on the road (7 times !!! )