After a tent rattling windy night at least everything was dry. It was even a lovely sunrise.
The winds were still around 30 km/h but swinging around to the Northwest which did mean for today very strong crosswinds and a reasonable headwind (not that a headwind is reasonable at all).
A short 4 km back to the highway where we resumed our toil from yesterday. The highway seemed a lot busier than previous, complete with a large number of very impatient drivers who needed to get past the one cyclist they would encounter on today’s journey no matter the cost and without changing their speed, sigh.
Some of the surrounding fields became huge with very few trees and bushes to block the wind, although there were a few sections where the verge had grown sufficiently to give some shelter from the wind.
After 35 km we turned off onto a gravel track down into Port Neill.
The town is very nice, with a good jetty and lovely beaches. A small post office doubled up as the general store, it has quite a good selection of groceries.
The caravan park is clean and tidy, for $20 we got the best sheltered spot we could. The owner was very helpful, he gave some fishing bait and suggested where to go. We used the bait and his suggestions but once again nothing, so our pasta meal made yet another appearance.
By the time we had eaten the wind had stopped blowing, there is a lull before tomorrow’s 40 km/h blasts start around 9.30 am according to the forecast let’s hope it is wrong.
It was so still quite a few mozzies were out, we returned to the tent in an effort to avoid them.