Woohoo!! Made it to biggenden! Now for the long road trip south to be reunited with our gorgeous bubs jasmine, basil and fly 🙂 so excited to see them again!
Cooktown to Biggenden by tandem bike
Longest day: 95.8km
Shortest day: 27km
Best camp: Kolan river/ Burdekin river
Worst camp: Mareeba caravan park
Challenges: Heat, hills, headwinds, humidity
Best road: Marlborough- Sarina road
Worst road: mulligan highway between Mt Molloy and Mareeba
Pleasantly surprised by: Road trains. The majority were quite happy to slow down, give us a wide berth and pass considerably and responsibly
Highlights: awesome outback pubs ….
Seeing the Burdekin at its tiny headwaters, watching it get bigger and bigger till we got to the massive dam… Seeing mind-bogglingly big stations….Pineapples and sunshine…never feeling cold…
Support mob: Cathy n Mollie in the trusty White campervan
Number of punctures: 15? 16?
Bike problems: broken bottom bracket (repaired in Townsville)
Snake sightings: 4 ( in the space of three days)
Croc sightings: 0
Dog chasings: 2
MAgpie swoopings: too numerous to count!