Edith Falls > Hayes Creek area (130km, 6h)

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Today is a hot one again. I’ve planned to cycle early this morning and then stop between 11am and 4pm. I don’t feel the high humidity yet but I can see it around. Martin told me about “Douglas Hot Springs” so I will be happy if I can join that spot today. It’s going to be a long one!

Edith Falls Cycling

Elevation.

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Back to the beginning of the day, the sun is not here yet but I know it around. I’ve been a bit slow this morning to pack everything because every time I have a rest day I have a tendency to spread my stuff around.

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I’m cycling back to the highway.

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How come?!

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Here it is, the first 20km has been done so far.

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Nearly 70km later I’ve reached Pine Creek where I will stay for lunch and to avoid the heat. Let’s stop to the toilets first :-)

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Yeah! free cold shower :-) Cool!

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Pine Creek is nice. There is a supermarket where I could buy some cookies and a drink. Then I found a shady spot where to rest out of the sun.

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There is lots of water around.

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Don’t know the name in english for those flowers.

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There is a lot of bats as well.

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And They are pretty noisy bats.

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I think there was the same birds in Sydney but they were dirty grey, certainly because they always look in the rubbish. Here, they are clean and white :-)


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This is a useful map of Litchfield park, the park that I want to visit in the next few days. Tomorrow I should be around Batchelor and then I will spend 4 days cycling in the National Park. Will be good!

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It’s now 4pm and I’m ready again.

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To be short, the railway has been built during the war when the traffic grew up to 147 trains per day!

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I don’t even think only one train is moving today.

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They used to build 500m of railway per day. In three years, 310 bridges and floodwater culverts were also constructed. Big project!

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This on is not going anywhere.

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Pine Creek used to be a place where we could find gold. It might be still the case today because there is an event “Goldrush” in late June but the quantity might be very tiny.

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The bushland around.

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The sun is already low but I want to reach Douglas Hot springs tonight.

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Finally, I did not make it. I’ve been to the place that was spotted on google map but the Hot Springs were not here… They are somewhere of the main road. Hmmm, I don’t have much time to make too much detour so I will see tomorrow if I can get a more precise information about the distances. 130km for today is enough for me! Good night!

One thought on “Edith Falls > Hayes Creek area (130km, 6h)

  1. Ow… That is sad, you couldn’t rest your muscles in the hot springs.
    I think the hot springs was a quite distance away from the highway…

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