Australind to Mandurah 94km
Two days of trying to avoid the traffic on the main drags heading north. The weather was fine and warm, up to 20°C, with no wind, and the roads were almost always flat, so the Kms were reasonably easy, but even so Ju did fantastically. And she feels good as well. I am so fortunate having such an amazing wife.
The biggest challenge was finding routes away from the main highways. Unfortunately, this was not always possible, so for many km we were being monstered by the 110kph traffic. We did find a few quiet back roads, and cycleways, and they were great. Once only did we have to back track, as the road on my GPS, which read as Grey, was not yet built.....
The 35km of cycle way along the coast out of Dunsborough,
The guy at the Busselton market quizzing us about cycle gear, and the Munda Biddi Trail,
Staying with Mike Hudson, who hiked with NZ Nature Safaris in the late 1990s, with Nic Groves as a guide, and has hiked and biked in Sth America and Canada,
Getting off the main drags away from the traffic, Estuary Road, The Cycle Trail into Mandurah,
The huge meals at Mikes, and at Hans Cafe,
Chatting to Ross at Simmos Icecream Palour,
The Hawk sitting in the tree watching us, until Ju was just about to click the camera shutter,
Ju doing two really big km days,
Sharing my trip with a wonderful lady,
The woman at the Info Centre, telling us that the Perth to Freemantle Cycle Map wasn't any good for us, because we were going the other way.....
The huge estuaries, so still and calm, with all the amazing bird life, Herons, budgies, parrots, Gallah, doves.....
The cycle way under the Bridge,
Only one day cycling left to get to Perth. Hmmm.