Between February 2002 and March 2003 I circumnavigated 12,504 miles around the Australian continent on my bicycle, or push bike as they say there. After that I went to New Zealand for three months and met up with a friend and ended up pushing the total mileage to 14,115.7 miles (22717.02 km). I spent 269 days on my bike, 272 days not on my bike, and getting 67 flat tires over those 17 months.
I started and ended my 13 month lap around Australia at Luna Park in St. Kilda/Melbourne.. The distance around Australia (including Tasmania) ended up being about 20,281km (12,600 miles).
One fun thing I did during my trip was to visit six "confluences", which is where a whole-numbered latitude/longitude mark intersects for The Degree Confluence Project.
Woke up late by my standards, but it was pretty early by Western Australia standards. The hour and a half time difference really shifts the daylight to the early morning hours, so now it gets dark by 6pm.
Spent the day in Kununarra running arond town, doing all the usual town things. Stocking up like a madman on groceries. Should be in Broome within a couple weeks or so. Going to try and push it a littl hard there and then take some time off there.
Went up to the big rock nearby and watched the sunset, was able to slide down a big water pipe on the way back. A big brush fire broke out off in the distance, amazing at how fast it went up. Went grocery shopping a second time...should have enough cookies to get me to Fitzroy Crossing by now.