Australia Queensland Agnes Water
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My Adventure Story
It was an early start this morning, most of my gear was packed last night, so I just had to load it up. The first stop was just down the road a bit at the Actual Agnes beach.
Fuelled up and rode for a couple of hours, Miriam Vale, Benaraby and Calliope. First stop was on the Calliope to Biloela road.
Checked my Load, Good, nothing has moved. Temperatures hovered around 7 to 9 Celsius. Cold by our standards, but probably not, in the grand scheme of things.
The next stop was at the top of the "Banana Range" for no other reason then the sun was out and it was a a little warmer there.
nearly got run over by a Grey Nomad while I was standing in the middle of the road taking a photo.
Continued on through Biloela and Moura, and pulled up for a rest in the middle of a long straight stretch . There were very few cars around, but as luck has it, just as i stopped there were three at once, all from different directions, the sign said the side road was MUNGABUNDA MAPALA road. ??
Stopped for fuel in Emerald, but pulled up right behind another VFR (2008 model) and chatted to the owner, It turns out that he had come across form Longreach for a business meeting, and was just fuelling up again for the rode back home. His name was Russell.
We talked for a bit and then decided to travel together back to Alpha, where I was planning to stay the night.
At a rest break, Russell told me of a good lookout just up ahead so we pulled in to take a look, The photo, like all photos of big landscapes, didn't really convey the magnitude of the place, but the picture gives you the idea, at least.
I used the opportunity to get a photo of the two bikes.
At Alpha, We parted company, Russell heading off to Longreach while I as staying the night at Alpha. My body was not up for another 4 hours riding.
I Checked into a hotel for the night, because it was just too cold to muck about putting the tent up, and this turned out to be a fortuitous decision, as later in the evening it started bucketing down rain.
I hope it is clear in the morning. According to the BOM site, the rain is to the south and east of where I am, Tomorrow i Go north and west of here, So i should be in the clear.