Last post before the ride
I'm using notepad on my iPhone and my rubber keyboard to make this posting. This will be my way on the trip and it actually works pretty well!
I am in
now (pronounced CANS) and I have a large private room at a hostel for only 39 a night! Better than Motel 6.
I slept really well after the 24 hour train ride and even woke up at 4:30 AM which will be about the time I get up on the ride every morning. Today I booked a diving and snorkeling excursion to the Reef for tomorrow and it will last pretty much all day. When I get back I will load up all my panniers and plan to start just after sunup for the first leg.
I have everything I need now and even purchased another phone from a company that has better reception in the Outback.
I got the bike all put back together and test rode it and she is fine.
I was up so early today that I even wrote a short
I've been meaning to do and I am considering putting a second "trip" on this site just for my short stories. For now please just email me at
or comment in the comments section of the blog.
The 27th is GO Day and my first stop will be a town called
a short 60k but with climbing out of the coast through a coastal range so I should still get a good workout for the first day.
More from the road in two or three days if I have service.
on July 24, 2012
from the travel blog:
Mike's Magical Mystery Tour
Send a Compliment
comment on this...
Previous: Traveling notes
Next: One More for the Road
I am a Yank retiring abroad and going a fun journey starting now and ending.....?
Expat Software Consulting Services