Monday, May 26, 2014

Coals to Newcastle! Swansea to Raymond Terrace via Newcastle

A good day's cycling on the Pacific Highway. Very heavy traffic but an adequate cycle lane most of the way.

At Newcastle, decided to visit the information centre to verify today's route. Big mistake! Followed signs which eventually petered out resulting in 5kms of riding in circles through the city. Eventually used our instincts and found our way to Raymond Terrace.

Newcastle is an industrial city and port, famous for its coal. Long coal trains rumble through the city regularly.

South of Sydney we would often see nothing but trees all day. Since Gosford we have been cycling through cities and suburbs.

The temperature was 25 degrees C today. Never sweated so much in my life!
Did 55kms today.

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