December 2019


The Great Australian Bite – Our Round-up

Though we haven’t actually finished in Australia yet our time on the road is at an end and so it seems appropriate for us to talk about our observations. Between landing in Perth on 17 October and arriving in Melbourne on 22 December we spent 63 days on the road.  (I’m not including our 2-week holiday […]

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An easy peasy way into Melbourne – notes for cyclists

Whilst on a long-distance cycling world tour my wife and I completed a cross-Australia leg which took us from Perth to Melbourne between October and December 2019. These notes were made after we arrived Melbourne along what we think is a really nice route which avoided nearly all traffic. It was perhaps one of the […]

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The big 2-0 and crossing the Melbourne finish line

Saturday 21 December. Anglesea to Tootgarook. 70km. After yesterday’s extreme temperatures we had some rain and thunder overnight and woke to grey skies and cool temperatures. I don’t think we could ever get used to the volatile weather changes here! Although we didn’t have a lot of kilometres to cover we had a ferry ride […]

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The Great Ocean Road

So, the weather is up to its old tricks again and things were forecast to be pretty hot at times over the next few days. As it happens our ‘late’ arrival into Adelaide and our extra day off in Robe helped and the hottest days were forecast to fall on our easier riding days… Wednesday […]

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Hanging out with the natives

Saturday 14 December.  Nelson to Portland. 71 km. It was cold and damp when we left Nelson so we were glad to be leaving a cabin and not having to pack up a wet tent.  As we have the difficult cycling part of Australia almost behind us now we are starting to feel in a […]

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Life’s a Beach

Monday 9 December 19 – Policeman’s Point to Kingston SE – 96km We briefly saw our German neighbours as we were packing our bikes at 5.30am, but we didn’t really get a chance to properly chat, which was a shame.  It was so hot yesterday afternoon that it was just too uncomfortable to be outside […]

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