Day 15: Hot to Madura

We are now resting in Madura, an oasis along our route. Yesterday we headed into Madura in time to watch the AFL grand final. It was a hot with cross on winds.


The last two days we have seen lots of animals. First was an lonesome emu who decided to run alongside us while we rode. Then we started to see the Wedge Tailed Eagles. These massive birds were spectacular to see in flight and up quite close at times.

We saw some lizards, most of them road kill but one live in the middle of road showed us some attitude.

We spotted a couple of emus and stopped to take a closer look. They had a full nest of 8 baby emu chicks with them. We spent some time watching and taking what photos we could.

The night before last we pulled into a campsite with other campers there. We were both given dinner a cold beer and met some new friends. More trail angels.

The weather is hot for a couple of days so we are going to have a zero day here at Madura today. Hopefully tomorrow the temperature will stay below 36C and we’ll get some more favorable winds to head on towards the border.

We’ve been riding for 11 days straight now making some ground East. We’ve ridden 1,063km since our last rest day. We gone far enough to cross a time zone.

3 Replies to “Day 15: Hot to Madura”

  1. The baby emu picture is awesome! What an amazing thing to be able to see all of that so up close. Definitely better than in a car! I am so proud of both of you. Praying for you daily too.

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