It was a little warmer last night so we headed of past Steve Irwin’s Australian Zoo, and the Glass House Mountains, name by Cook around 1770, as they look like the furnaces from his native Yorkshire (wikipedia facts).
It was a good days riding on lots of different roads, nice and varied, which I find helps the kms pass. A bit of the day was spent on Oakley Flat Road it was not flat.
We had lunch in Strathpine, on the roof of the Westfield shopping centre. My lunch stop choice and a rather good one if I may say so myself. No sand in the sandwiches today.
Strathpine was really the start of the outskirts of Brisbane, from here we headed into the city centre crossing over the river, the Brisbane river on the Story Bridge, this was an impressive structure, opened in 1940, the only facts I have about the bridge are from Wikipedia so if you would like you can read about it there.
Soon after crossing the bridge we saw another cyclist who stopped and chatted with us for a bit. He was asking a lot of questions about equipment etc which was good. At this point we also emailed our host found on warm showers let them know our estimate time of arrival. We headed to the suburb, were they lived and arrived in good time around 4pm, it was a good days cycling and I feel that I am really getting used to the bike. It feels stable despite all the weigh.
Our host kindly cooked us a lovely lasagne which was very tasty and we spend the evening talking.
Tomorrow we are having the day off. It’s nice to have a warm shower once in a while.