Sydney to Melbourne.

Been on the road for a few days. I started out heading south down the Hume Highway but hit bad weather when I reached the Southern Highlands. That, by the way, is not all that far. So, made a decision ‘in seven breaths’, and headed for the coast where the weather conditions appeared more favourable. More hills but also a mad downhill at the bottom of which I thought I’d need to replace the breakpads. Discs turned a copper color.
Otherwise, it’s been an uneventful ride thus far, slow and painful on long uphill grinds, one flat tyre, and a few kilometres riding and chatting with a guy on a race bike. I told him to keep going without me, because gramps dragging a trailer just couldn’t keep up with a fit young man riding a carbon fibre race machine. I reached the coast at Kiama, had a cuppa and then started out south again down the Princess Highway. I couldn’t find anywhere decent to sleep and so pitched the tent by the side of the highway, and today arriving in the township of Berry, I decided to treat myself to a caravan park where I can have a shower, rest, charge devices, and hopefully also recharge in enthusiasm.
Tomorrow I’ll be in Nowra where I’ll do some shopping, eat calorie-dense food, and from there seriously start the ride down the south coast to Eden and the Victorian border. The plan is to follow the coastal road to Melbourne.