Cottesloe to Cape Leeuwin 2008

Cottesloe To Cape Leeuwin Tour 2008

Cape Leeuwin

Cottesloe To Cape Leeuwin 2008, 9 days, cumulative distance 831 km. The aim of this trip was to advantage of the new electric train to Mandurah – the new Mandurah railway line – to start and finish a traditional south-west ride at Mandurah, saving a day each way. Again I took my digital camera on […]

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Cottesloe to Waroona 2008

Waroona

Cottesloe to Waroona, day 1, Monday 27 October 2008. The day was sunny with some cloud. I had previously booked the Drakesbrook Motel at Waroona for the first night. I left home in Cottesloe in time to catch the 9:27 train from Fremantle, got off at West Leederville, rode over to Leederville and waited a […]

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Waroona to Bunbury 2008

Bunbury main street

Waroona to Bunbury, day 2, Tuesday 28 October 2008. Rain fell in the morning and the wind was SE moderate. I got going after the rain stopped, on a cloudy day, at 8:45. I rested at 321. I stopped briefly at the roadhouse at the Harvey turn-off, 332, to buy a carton of drink and […]

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Bunbury to Busselton 2008

Busselton Jetty

  Bunbury to Busselton, day 3, Wednesday 29 October 2008. I was in no hurry this morning. I left the hotel at …

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Busselton to Margaret River 2008

Margaret River

Busselton to Margaret River, day 4, Thursday 30 October 2008. The wind had turned around to the SE during the night. I left Busselton at 8:50. I had only 48 km to go to Margaret River but would have to climb the Wicher Range. The wind was strong and was turning to the SW but […]

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Margaret River to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin 2008

Cape Leeuwin

Margaret River to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, day 5, Friday 31 October 2008. I left the hotel at 9:40 am on a cool sunny morning, with fresh SW-SE winds, a headwind again. I rode through the big roundabout some 700m south of the town that allows turn-offs into Boodjidup Road, which seems now to lead […]

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Augusta to Margaret River 2008

Margaret River Surf

Augusta to Margaret River, day 6, Saturday 1 November 2008. I went early to the IGA store right next to my block of units, to get a couple of items. I had some left-over food which had been too much for breakfast in Margaret River and which I had brought with me and put in […]

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Margaret River to Busselton 2008

Busselton Foreshore Sunset

Margaret River to Busselton, day 7, Sunday 2 November 2008. The day was sunny with some cloud. I left the motel at 10:05 and rolled down Farrelly Street into the main street and over the bridge. As I started the climb I noticed that the wind seemed to be light from the south, which encouraged […]

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Busselton to Bunbury 2008

Bunbury main street

Busselton to Bunbury, day 8, Monday 3 November 2008. THE SMALL MIRACLE OF THE MOBILE PHONE I left the motel at 9:50. I had hoped for a good SW wind to get me to Bunbury but the winds were W-NW. It was all right some of the way. As I came to the end of […]

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Bunbury to Perth 2008

Perth

Bunbury to Perth, day 9, Tuesday 4 November 2008. This was a momentous day in Melbourne (Melbourne Cup Day) but I had my own little task to focus on. I had my breakfast in bed and got ready to leave, but couldn’t get away as early as I wanted because of the heavy showers that […]

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