Having quickly realised we are a long way from being pros after our mammoth 150kms into a headwind the other day (see Day 38), we cautiously decided to aim for Millicent today. It is about 80kms from Robe, and with a westerly to north-westerly wind forecast it sounded possible.
We ate the rest of yesterday’s baguette, purchased from ‘Providore’ because it looked good and we were excited about good bread.
Just to be sure, we headed 42 kilometres to Beachport, an incredible trip with an incredible tailwind. We had an average speed of 27kms/hr for the morning, and enjoyed a second breakfast overlooking Beachport’s 772 metre long jetty.
It was only 35 kilometres to our next stop, Millicent, and we cruised along, maintaining our average speed of 27kms/hr. this strong tailwind was making today a good day to be covering the kilometres!
After taking a break at Millicent we decided to continue onto Mount Gambier, taking our total day’s riding to 139 kilometres. We were tired when we got into Mount Gambier, but we were happy to have covered such a good distance in only a bit over 5 hours. Our bums were much happier than the last 140ish kms we did that took us over 7 hours!
As we rolled into the truck infested city of Mount Gambier, we were greeted by a downpour. The Visitor’s Centre kindly didn’t mention the water we were dripping onto the carpet as she told us about the city.
The forecast was for rain again the next day, so we booked into a cabin at the caravan park for two days, and have been rewarded with rain ever since!