After a day off the bikes, we were ready for our east coast adventure, the glorious weather continued, as did the great roads and food.
Day 5 was about exploring the Huon Valley, tasting local flavours, spotting exotic wildlife and enjoying amazing views. Continue reading
Gary recently bought me this book because he thought it might be of interest to me. Well, I loved it, we both loved it so here is our (joint) review and why we think many of you might like this book.
A free weekend, good weather forecast and no riding for almost two months meant that we just had to get ourselves away for another adventure. Two months I hear you cry! Yes, other things took over but now I am back, discovering more new places.
The wonderful thing about Sydney, Australia is that you can ride all year around. The only downside of this is that you might have to contend with some extreme weather.
In this case, I am talking about heat. The description ‘very hot and sunny’ and a forecast of 43 degrees Celsius by the weather forecaster is a subtle way of saying ‘sensible people should remain inside with the air conditioning on’. Turns out we’re not sensible people But we are creative and adaptable.
I’m going to try a new thing, rather than write extensively about the journey to places, I’m going to focus on some of the fab places I like to visit. This idea came to me from my last post, where I realised that there are so many amazing and unknown places within riding distance of Sydney that people don’t know about, well some do, just not a lot.
Days 3 and 4 had us turning back north but the fun continued with a touch of sadness in the mountains.
Group ride today, still on the back but that didn’t matter, a trip to the coast provided the opportunity for a cooling swim and meeting more new people. Continue reading
We’ve explored north, we’ve explored south, east isn’t really an option for a weekend seeing as we live so close to the ocean, so we decided on west. The wild west, the wild windy west. This is a story of wind, frost and puppies; oh yes, there were puppies!
Confusion over arrangements for the day turned out to be a blessing in disguise! And then there was the alpaca hugging.
This was our route: