Today was the day of the cyclists. I don't think I've ever seen this amount of cyclists touring before (discounting the River Danube). There was Harold and his girlfriend Inge (think I have that right) from Germany who are heading in my direction, a French guy with a German girl coming in the opposite direction, followed an hour later by a Czech guy who appeared to have no food or water and just a carrier bag strapped to a rusty old rear rack, and then two Canadian guys on recumbant bikes who appeared to have gear for ten people.
I made Burwash Landing which had free camping and WiFi – what a great combination! Whilst there, I met David and Will, both of whom are also going in my direction, although not travelling together… Who knew this route was so popular!! We spent the night talking as cyclists do, over free refills of coffee which I have to say messed with my sleep completetly, as I lay awake til 03.00 thinking random thoughts that made no sense.
Note – I had to change the inner tube in the end, and I spent $13.75 on a meal and coffee, so still tragically over budget despite the free camping.