I had a great sleep and was up at 4am to get ready for my early morning flight. I felt very excited, just like the feeling you get when you are a kid on Christmas Day when you get to see all the presents Santa had left the night before. Really looking forward to getting on the plane and beginning my journey.
When I got to check my luggage in I found out my box was a little too heavy (35kgs). So had to repackage the box and do lots of smiling and laughing with the check-in staff. They were really good and no excess luggage fees had to be paid :).
Whilst waiting in the boarding area I saw my bike box get loaded on the plane. So at least I know it'll be there at the other end. The flight itself was uneventful and just after 8am we had arrived in Adelaide.
When I got off the plane my bike was waiting for me. I spent the next 45 minutes putting it back together. Noticed I had forgotten one of my water-bottles, so on my way to Glenelg I made a quick stop at the local bike shop.
McLaren Vale is a wine growing region of South Australia. The cycle trail that brought me here went past a number of vineyards. So it was a nice way to arrive in town. This afternoon I'm just relaxing and buying a bit of food for the next couple of days.
Even though today was pretty hot, the riding was really pleasant. Think it helped having good cycle paths and a nice tailwind. Will most likely leave early tomorrow to try and beat the heat.