Cottesloe to Dunsborough 2005

Cottesloe to Dunsborough Tour 2005

Dunsborough

Cottesloe to Dunsborough 2005 – 11 days, cumulative distance 670 km. Charles A. Pierce Other days on this Tour: Daily Locations for this Tour:

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Cottesloe to Pinjarra 2005

Pinjarra

Cottesloe to Pinjarra, day 1, Monday 10 October 2005. I took the train to Armadale and rode away from there at 10.24, 401. The morning was cold with a fresh south-westerly headwind. The odometer read 404 when I passed the PJ 55 peg. I rested at Serpentine, 419, at Keysbrook, 434, and at the …

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Pinjarra to Harvey 2005

Harvey at Dusk

Pinjarra to Harvey, day 2, Tuesday 11 October 2005. I left the Pinjarra Motel and turned onto the South Western Highway at 9:10. The morning was cool with a light NE tailwind that turned SW and freshened during the morning. I took a rest at 480, beside a creek and one of the …

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Harvey to Donnybrook 2005

Donnybrook sign

Harvey to Donnybrook, day 3, Wednesday 12 October 2005. I made a mistake on this cool sunny morning – I was looking for the back road to Wokalup to save a bit of distance, but couldn’t find it! It must have changed. The realisation began at this point, and was reinforced during the trip, …

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Donnybrook to Nannup 2005

Nannup

Donnybrook to Nannup, day 4, Thursday 13 October 2005. I had trouble getting going on this morning but made the effort. I had to make Nannup at least to have better options. The day was cool and sunny as usual, with headwinds and cloud building up during the day. I left at 8:23. This day’s […]

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Nannup to Busselton 2005

Busselton Jetty

Nannup to Busselton, day 5, Friday 14 October 2005. I left Nannup at 9:41. The morning was sunny and cool with a freshening westerly wind. I didn’t have too much trouble climbing the hills I had rushed down only the previous afternoon. I wasn’t in any hurry and I knew that this road would …

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Busselton to Dunsborough 2005

Dunsborough

Busselton to Dunsborough, day 6, Saturday 15 October 2005. I left Busselton at 9:40, 708. The wind was still from the west but not too bad. I only had 26 km to go. I went along the coast until I had to turn south (left) and find the main road. I had a rest …

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Dunsborough to Yallingup 2005

Yallingup - cave entrance

Dunsborough to Yallingup, day 7, Sunday 16 October 2005. This was the first of two ‘rest days’ by which I mean riding less than 40km. There was a fresh south-easterly wind. I left the motel at 767 at mid-morning and climbed the hill towards the Yallingup cave. I reached the cave turn-off at 775. …

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Dunsborough to Busselton 2005

Busselton Jetty

Dunsborough to Busselton, day 8, Monday 17 October 2005. I decided to get up early at about 7 and go to Meelup beach, then come back and have breakfast and a bit more rest before leaving at 10. Meelup faces NE so the morning sun would shine full into it and it would be …

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Busselton to Bunbury 2005

Bunbury main street

Busselton to Bunbury, day 9, Tuesday 18 October 2005. I hadn’t heard from the Ocean Drive motel at Bunbury but I assumed it would be all right. I set off from Busselton at 9:36, 840. There was no hurry, hence the late start. I just took the Causeway to the main highway. I used …

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