Nannup, I think: unless the rain stops then I'll head back out

5 January 2011 | 57 km | Munda Biddi total so far: 521 km

I tarry in the morning, unwilling to complete the Munda Biddi and two thirds of the way to Nannup, after 11 cloud free days, the humidity catches up with a few clouds and now the rain is coming down.

The fingers are pink and wrinkly, the clothes are damp and that rain has set in for the rest of the day. If it was 10° cooler I could be back in NZ.

The “trail” of the “Sidings Rail Trail” has a significant dome to it which combined with the Laterite, ball bearing/pea gravel, surface makes for intense concentration whizzing down the track. A few low hanging shrubs, those tiny leaves hold significant quantities of water, add to the skills required to maintain upright posture.

I came close to losing it, Nobby Nic slid around and once you are off the flattish top of the dome, down the slippery slope, all would be lost.

The initial plan for this trip was predictably vague. Part One: Mundaring. Part Two: 12 days heading south. Finale: Perth.

Now it looks as if it could be Perth + rain.

I wonder why I left all the wet weather stuff back there, ain’t it supposed to be summer and us out west in the middle of a drought?