St George

15/5/09
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Hi,
We are now in the sunshine state.
We used the stock routes out of Moree and they gave us great camping spots.
We did camp for a couple of nights and were disturbed by mice under the tent.We found out when we got to Mungindi that they were in the middle of a mouse plague.Worse than swine flu.
We stayed in Mungindi for 2 nights in the police station bungalow.No bars in site.
We then went to Cubberoo station which is 30klms from Mungindi and then 8 klms off the highway.
We stayed there for 10 days house sitting 21 kelpies, 46 geese, 20 chooks, 1 swan and 2 pidgeons.
The neighboring farms would always ring us if they were going to town to ask if we needed any thing and I believe they did this anyway at all times. A really good spread out community.
While at the house we would trap up to 10 mice a night.
Jude from Cubberoo on her return drove us to Lightning Ridge for us to recommence our riding. Thanks Jude.
We camped 15 klms north of Lightning Ridge in amongst the opal mines.
Would not want to sleep walk.It was at the highest point in the area and gave us a great orange sunset and moonrise.
Crossed over the Queensland border just before Hebel.
We have been riding up a slight hill all the way from Lightning ridge but yesterday we averaged 17klms per hour over 74 klms.
We are both well and eating heaps.As yet we have not needed to eat any road kill.
We have seen pigs, emus and a lot of kangaroos both dead and alive.
Have not seen another touring cyclist since leaving Melbourne.
Now heading for Roma and Mnt Isa.
 
Pete and Barbara