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Edwins Bicycle Tour Downunder
Thursday, 10 March 2005
Sydney to Singapore, Tuesday 8 March

















1) Taking off from Sydney flying over Cronulla Beach near Botany Bay

2) Outback river systems

3) Rocky ridges in the Desert

4) Great Western Desert



The flight to Singapore will be at 5.00 p.m. After checking out of the room I set about dismantling and boxing the bike in the rear courtyard of the B&B.

I ordered an estate car taxi which turned up on time at 1.00 p.m.. Check in this time was quick and easy with no excess baggage charges and a 40 kilo allowance for longer flights. I also got a window seat for the flight across Australia.

This time I got a 27 hour day with Singapore being 3 hours behind Sydney time. This also meant that sunset was delayed to 9.00pm Sydney time. The route went north west across Australia for 2000 miles across the Blue Mountains, outback and desert. With clear skies most of the way this provided lots of picture opportunities.

The flight was 7 1/4 hours. Singapore Airport was cleaming and effecient. If you go be sure to pick up the very good free map of the City from the Information Stand on the way to baggage reclaim.

The bike was easy to get to the hotel with a stand for Maxi-Taxis, small minibus size. I will be staying for 3 nights at the New Park Hotel a 21 storey block on the northern edge of the City Centre. I will not be using the bike and the Hotel Porter put it out of the way in the hotels luggage store.




remote Posted by Edwin at 1:09 PM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 7:41 AM NZT
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