Biking around Australia


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July 22nd, 2002

Cairns, QLD
21.5 km (13.3 mi)

Now I'm back in my tent at the hostel...cool. The YHA had my 4th and final package. The woman asked if I was their post office, yeah...but they didn't have any room so I couldn't stay there dangit.

Day was pretty stressfull, running all around town trying to find a new bite valve for my MSR dromedary bag. Gave up and decided to throw money at the problem and buy a full blown camelback. The upside is that I'll drink more water. Even had to go to the MALL today to dry and get a map of the top end. Everything closes down at 5:30pm in the mall except on Thursdays, where it is open until 9:00pm. How un-american! The bookstore I went to didn't have the map I wanted but by the time I made it to the other one they were closed, yet I could see the map I needed in the dang windown. Now I have to go back there tomorrow. The grocery store was a zoo, I was getting annoyed with people getting in my way. I bought chips and salsa and beer as a stress relief. Glad I had it cause when I got back to the hostel I discovered that my battery charger was no longer working. I'd love to throttle the punk who stole mine from the Caravan Park in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast. I ordered it on the net a couple weeks ago and had it sent to my parents house and they sent it to me...and it doesn't work. I thought about throwing anything I had with a computer chip into the trash, but decided things would be working sometime soon. The PCT was a lot different in that I wasn't carrying all this techie stuff...then again, I was hardly ever in towns on the PCT...so being out west will change my perspective a great deal. Every time I get into town I keep remembering something that is broken or screwed up that needs to be fixed...gets annoying after awhile. Hopefully will make it out of town tomorrow, but I might just take it easy for a change also.

 

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Cairns, QLD

my new home

Cainrns, QLD

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Cainrns, QLD

kebab

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This spoke wrench has traveled from Colorado to Washington to Oregon to Australia to Washington and now back to Australia.

Cainrns, QLD



Cainrns, QLD



Cainrns, QLD

in the hostel office/common areah


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