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Day 4

Lions Den Hotel - on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Day 4. Thursday 11/5/17.
Had planned to leave very early but having got woken up by a vehicle travelling at really high speed, followed by 2 others about 20 minutes apart, I gave up that notion.
I ended up on the road at 8 am.
Weather was overcast, made a huge difference. Humidity unchanged.
Crossed Black Mountain, was tough but not as tough as the hill in Cooktown, despite being higher.
Whilst stopped for a feed at 10, a very nice couple stopped and gave me a couple of oranges and some grapes. Much appreciated!
From the turn off to the Lions Den Hotel was a good run. 2 minor uphills otherwise downhill or flat.
Arrived at the Lions Den Hotel at 1 ish. Will stay tonight and tomorrow night.
Tomorrow will hitch into Cooktown, post off another batch of junk and restock with more protein based food, as opposed to carbohydrates. Will get a bit of fruit as well.
It may be that I’ve picked up Gauidia (sp?) I may have got it on the motorbike trip. Will visit hospital.
Am going to research electric hub options for the wheel. At present I’m not 100 % sold on MW for this application. To try and follow the BNT on some of the single horse track up the hills is near impossible. Thinking maybe my backpack is the go. Hard call.
The guy who was in front of me with two horses is in Cairns Hospital with an undiagnosed illness evidently. If it’s true, I feel for him as he put a big effort into getting here. Word on the street is one of his horses got crook as well. Poor bastard.
Daily distance. 11.4.
Total distance. 33.6

Comments (1)

  • Kate

    Kate

    13 May 2017 at 13:14 | #

    Sounds like you're enjoying yourself Al, except for the suspected intestinal parasite! Always a hanger-on somewhere...

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