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Paying a visit to a bushranger

Cycle Against the Beast – 2017

Day 15 – 3rd June, 2017

Corowa, NSW (09:06)
86.27 km
18.1 km/h
Benalla, Victoria (15:50)
672.94 km

Back on the bike again! If I wanted warm weather, I certainly chose the wrong time of year to do this! However, in keeping with the Fight MND theme, it has certainly been a bit of a Big Freeze these last several days. After paying a quick visit to Macca’s, I set off just after 09:00. The aim – to reach Benalla by around 16:00. I bid farewell to my friend, and set off back over the Murray River. Just across the river is the small town of Wahgunyah.

Back into Victoria, after crossing the Murray River
The main street of Wahgunyah

Somewhere along the C375, I stopped to take a couple of photographs.

Dry weather road only

For the second photo, I decided to try and do something different. It kind of worked out.

Road surface of the C375

One of a few towns, that I would be passing through, was Glenrowan. This town is notable for being Ned Kelly’s last stand. Ned Kelly was a bushranger, a thief, murderer, and so on.

Glenrowan – Ned Kelly country
Ned Kelly statue

A cup of tea later, it was time to cover the last 27 km to Benalla. This included the crossing of 11 Mile Creek. A typically Australian name for a creek or river. Thankfully, these names were never converted to metric!

Crossing 11 Mile Creek

The end of another fantastic day on the road. Tomorrow, it’s another 60 km, and, apart from a bump, it’s flat for most of the day to Shepparton.

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