Saturday, 28 June 2014

Day 1 - Melbourne to Renmark

And off we go!

Up early and into the car for the trip to Mildura. The weather early in the morning was a bit rubbish. Drizzle with the odd shower, The trip was uneventful with the highlight being Bacon and Egg rolls at Marong. DELICIOUS!. A ute pulled up with 3 bikes on the back and a whole lot of gear. A quick chat with the driver informed us they were going over the Simpson. I hope they had a good time.

The sun come out and it was a beautiful day... For 15 minutes...

Into Mildura to drop off the ute and get this trip underway. We were keen as mustard to get on the bikes. The original plan was to stop in Mildura for the night but once unloaded it was only midday so we pushed on to get a few K's out of the way. Once we got Trent's bike started, that is... Flat battery... Bloody sparky's...

We mounted up and headed for Renmark.

Some say he likes to ride adventure motorcycles

 Got any fruit or veg?

We got into Renmark just as the rain started. The rain felt like needles on my chin and nose and left me wishing I'd put my balaclava on at the last stop. The rain didn't last long and we enjoyed a mild and calm night to end day 1.

 Our camp setup. The swags went under the tarp which was brilliant. It kept the moist night air from settling on our swags. It was the one and only time we used it like this for the whole trip.

STARS! We don't see many of those in Melbourne.

 SPAM is the miracle meat.

A couple of drinks had us reflecting on where we were. This trip would be the longest Trent had been away from his family and neither of us could quite believe we had pulled this together.

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