After the forced rest-day, Mark and I rode together today and we enjoyed it so much! Mark is the guy that you would dream to travel with on a bike: he is always funny and happy, he is very caring and open-minded, he loves the outdoors, and he knows Tasmania like his pocket. We have the same pace and the same vision of what bike touring should be. It is the pleasure to do an effort on the bike while fully experiencing the environment with all your senses: the odor of eucalyptus and pine trees, the sound of the waves, the crickets or the frogs, the stunning landscapes, and of course the taste of a good beer!Thanks to this nice company, a perfect weather (sunny but not too hot, with a nice tailwind) and a mostly flat profile, the 87 kilometres of today seemed gone in no time!
We had first 40 km of a good gravel road from Anson’s Bay to a little fishing town called St Helens. On this road I saw my first (living) wombat ever.
Then we kept heading south on a very scenic (but quite trafficky) road along the shore, that offered us some stunning views.
About ten kilometres before the campground, we made a rewarding stop in a local brewery to enjoy a nice cold beer! Such a pleasure after the hours of effort. We found a good free spot at the Chain of Lagoon campsite, where I took a shower in the estuary of a small creek while enjoying yet another beautiful sunset!