When the alarm went off at 5am we bounced out of bed and had the tent and gear packed up by 5.30am ready to ride to the airport. It was only 5kms away along Brooke Rd, which turned out to be very quiet at that time in the morning.
At the airport we began the bike packing procedure, peeking a few times at the photos we had taken before we packed the bikes in Townsville. How did those handlebars go?
Devonport airport was quiet, the staff were lovely, and eventually we got our bikes packed into their $22 QANTAS bike boxes. These were slightly wider than your average bike box, but not really any longer. Our panniers went into the stripy big bags, and we were set!
When we landed in Townsville, Bec and I set land speed records and put our bikes back together in only 25 minutes! We were delighted! Bring on the next tour!