Orbost > Bairnsdale (96km, 5h30)

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Okay, this is one more day added to my trip to Darwin. Everytime I meet someone and that person ask me where I’m going he/she repeats after me: Darwin!? Yes Darwin, the one on the top :-) At this time I feel I did not start yet but since few days I’m closer to Melbourne than Sydney and I can call this progress! Normally, I’m done with the hilly part of Australia, the rest of the road should be generally flat all the way. But we never know!

Map.

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I left my “campsite” which was good apart a bloody dog who was barking to me every 2h. I think he was afroad and came to verify if I was still here. I don’t know where he was. In a garden? Free? I never came really close.

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Another Australian house :-)

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Houuu, since few kilometers there is a smell of fire. I don’t know if it’s a serious one and were it’s coming from but we don’t see really far.

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I’m entering in the lakes entrance area :-)

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After 32km in about 2h, I’ve stopped next to a petroleum station where there was some activity. Some people were selling food to help the “fire men organization”, something like that. I could not resist and bought a bacon and egg sandwich. Then I was talking with a guy and he told me I could reach from here the rail trail which goes all the way to Bairndale. Good! I’ve seen that on the map in Orbost but did not find the entrance. Now I know :-)

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This morning the highway was quiet so it wasn’t really annoying to cycle on. And I was fast as well. Now, 10am, I’m happy to be on that trail. No cars, no noise, no pollution, good :-)

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This bridge is close for the public now bit used tu be use by trains before.

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I’ve got like 50km to cycle like this.

Video of the track.

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Water?

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heuuu…

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ok, I’ve got enough with me, I won’t try this water.

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More forest.

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Finally, there is some kind of view on that trail…

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…and river crossing.

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I arrived in Bruthen, cute touristic small town. It’s 1pm so many people having lunch now. Lucky I found a bench under the shade for cooking my pasta :-)

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afteran hour or two of break I’m on the trail again. I would like to arrive in Bairnsdale this late afternoon and maybe continue a bit further.

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This part of the trail is more open and we can see, cows, hills, valley, etc

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Some big bale of straw.

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The track is repetitive but there is some obstacle which revive the monotony of it.

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Aaah, finally, far away, I can see the ocean.

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Ouuuh, I was lucky until here but looks like rain is coming…

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Beeeeh

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There is a lot of road crossing along the trail and this is the only moment you can realize there was a train before here.

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9km more and I’m there.

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This is the Nicholson river.

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Again.

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Few, that is straight and endless.

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In action :-)

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This “doors” are always tricky with the trailer but that’s OK. At least I don’t have to detached the trailer every time because it would be very annoying

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Yep, I’m here! Bairnsdale! I will look for a Mcdo and use their WiFi because my phone connection doesn’t work which is strange. This is a city, not a remote village so I should have a internet connection, even slow. I’m going to call Vaya (my phone provider) and find out. This is it for today. See ya :-)

2 thoughts on “Orbost > Bairnsdale (96km, 5h30)

  1. J’espère que la”citerne” d’eau n’est pas destinée aux pompiers, parce qu’ils ne vont pas éteindre grand chose avec ça ! Lol. Au fait, c’était quoi toute cette fumée alors ?

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