Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A plan in pencil

Note: It should say 2012 Jan, Feb for Tasmania.

July, August - Leave Melbourne, VIC coastline (yes, it'll be f. cold probably) (with some WWOOFing)
Sept, Oct, Nov - southern NSW coastline (with some WWOOFing)
Dec, January - northern NSW coastline (with some WWOOFing)
Feb - in Brisbane to visit the family and friends (their last chance to try to talk me out of the next bit), get bicycle checked over properly, and get care packages for the north and west coast organised (for post restante)
March, Apr - heading to Nth Qld and across to NT (will still be hot and humid, alas - end of wet season)
May, Jun - NT to Darwin (after wet season ends)
Jul, Aug, Sept - WA while the wildflowers are blooming, coolest time of year and little chance of cyclones)
Oct, Nov - SA
Dec - Great Ocean Road to Melbourne
Jan, Feb - Tasmania for cycling and hiking

The reason I'm being slack and taking seven months on the east coast to Brisbane is because I'm just finishing up a contract at work in June, and I have to time it so I don't hit the wet season up north. And, I do like the east coast a lot.

Still in pencil at the moment as I want to look into wind roses and other data to try to minimise headwinds, especially in western and southern parts, and general climate outlooks. Haven't worked out distances properly for actual time required to cross some areas (as well as looking into time required for fun side trips).


Alun said...

Do you mean 2012 for Tassie?

Maree said...

Oh, yep. Got lost chronologically; a precursor to when I get lost physically, no doubt.

pooru said...

Doing it in the right direction, wind blows west to east down south especialy in winter/spring.
Friend Ryohei (http://ameblo.jp/gwh175r in japanese mostly but some Japlish/Engo)rode Adelaide Alice in 13 days a month ago, head wind all the way. On way back took 4 days less.