Perth to Wave Rock 1995

Perth to Wave Rock Tour 1995

Wave Rock

Perth to Wave Rock, 11 day tour 1995, 554 km cumulative distance The aim of this trip was to reach Wave Rock at Hyden, starting by catching the train to Merredin and returning as far as Midland or Armadale to catch the train the rest of the way back to Cottesloe. Midland was decided upon […]

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Perth to Bruce Rock 1995

Bruce Rock

Perth to Bruce Rock, day 1, Thursday 26 October 1995. Niteroad had picked up my bike and taken it to Merredin on Tuesday 24 October. I caught the Prospector train from East Perth at 8:45 am on Thursday 26th. I had packed a brunch consisting of a salami calabrese roll with capsicum and a …

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Bruce Rock to Narembeen 1995

Narembeen

Bruce Rock to Narembeen, day 2, Friday 27 October 1995. I only had 39 km to do this day, so I didn’t hurry getting going. I left Bruce Rock at 8:49. It would have been better to leave earlier because of the heat. The maximum temperature that day was about 30 and winds were …

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Narembeen to Kondinin 1995

Kondinin

Narembeen to Kondinin, day 3, Saturday 28 October 1995. I left Narembeen at 7:47. The morning was cool and the winds were light SE turning to S and SW. The land rose to some highish country between Narembeen and Kondinin, then fell gradually towards Kondinin. I had drink breaks at 2936, 2950 and 2964. …

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Kondinin to Hyden 1995

Wave Rock

Kondinin to Hyden, day 4, Sunday 29 October 1995. I left Kondinin at 7:32. The first 8 km or so of the road to Hyden are mostly uphill. This is usually the case – inland towns are either near a river or for other reasons on relatively low-lying land. One can usually count on …

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Hyden to Wave Rock 1995

Wave Rock

Hyden to Wave Rock, day 5, Monday 30 October 1995. Rain had fallen during the night and north-westerly winds were blowing strongly. This worried me because having fought easterlies all the way from Kondinin, it looked as though the weather had changed and I was to fight westerlies all the way back. I felt …

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Hyden to Kondinin 1995

Kondinin

Hyden to Kondinin, day 6, Tuesday 31 October 1995. I didn’t have the buffet breakfast, just the usual biscuits and cake and milk before an early start. This was to be a challenge day. The winds were indeed from the WNW, gusting up to 20 knots, the sky was overcast and the morning cool. …

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Kondindin to Corrigin 1995

Corrigin

Kondindin to Corrigin, day 7, Wednesday 1 November 1995. Rain had fallen during the night. There didn’t seem any need to rush for an early start since this wasn’t a challenge day, the wind wasn’t going to get any stronger and might back a bit more southerly as the day went on. I had …

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Corrigin to Quairading 1995

Quairading

Corrigin to Quairading, day 8, Thursday 2 November 1995. The day was still overcast with some showers possible. The wind had at last backed SSW. This promised an easier day, though it was to be the longest yet at 64 km. Rain had decreased to localised showers, and in the country these can be seen […]

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Quairading to Beverley 1995

Beverley

Quairading to Beverley, day 9, Friday 3 November 1995. The Miracles of Beverley I enjoyed the do-it-yourself breakfast in the hotel and left Quairading at 8:00. The morning was cool and sunny with light SE winds. This day should have been a ‘doddle’ but I found it unexpectedly hard and slow, as though I still […]

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