Day 2 continued: Platypus Bushcamp

hes just lulling you into a false sense of security...

he's just lulling you into a false sense of security...

Arriving in Finch-Hatton Gorge after our first 70 km of ride was a palpable relief.  Turning of the main road east of the township and leaving the traffic behind, we crossed cattle creek in the waning afternoon light, and winding through cane paddocks  arrived eventually at Platypus Bushcamp to be greeted dog, rocky the cockatoo (above) and of course Wazza, the proprietor.  The bushcap is a rustic treasure of hand built, and homemade accommodation in heavy hardwoods,  shady camping, showers with forest views, pure creek water, and a platypus pool nearby: a great destination for a cycle tour. We pitched camp then went for a much needed swim in the creek, cooling and refreshing.  Km so far: 79.  The only casualty of the day appeared to be a single broken spoke on my rear wheel…

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