Perth to Yallingup via Nannup 1983

Perth To Yallingup Tour via Nannup 1983

Ngilgi Cave

Perth To Yallingup via Nannup, 6 day bicycle tour, 1983. This is the sixth of a series of retrospective bike stories, of rides taken before 1987. 1987 was the first ride to be fully documented in the current format, with distances, speeds, rest stops and so on, moreover written as soon after the event as […]

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Perth to Greenbushes 1983

Balingup pastures

Perth to Greenbushes, day 1, Monday 21 November 1983. As in 1979 – 1981, I decided to take the morning Australind train and start my ride from Bunbury. My plan required me to ride from Bunbury to Greenbushes as my first night’s stop. I was still brooding over the hardships and shortcomings of the …

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Greenbushes to Nannup 1983

Blackwood River

Greenbushes to Nannup, day 2, Tuesday 22 November 1983. I had breakfast in the dining room, then got ready to leave. I had decided to head for Bridgetown, then turn right and go to Nannup along the Brockman Highway. I found the going hard because of the effort of the previous day, and not having […]

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Nannup to Busselton 1983

Jarrah Trees

Nannup to Busselton, day 3, Wednesday 23 November 1983. I had breakfast in the old dining room. Then I got ready and set off, heading north on the road to Busselton. The next locality marked on the map was Jarrahwood. I had never been there, and this whole road was new to me. I …

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Busselton to Yallingup 1983

Ngilgi Cave

Busselton to Yallingup, day 4, Thursday 24 November 1983. I decided not to stay at Dunsborough but to try a new place, new to me anyway, Caves House at Yallingup. At that time it was still the old traditional caves house with some new units built at the back. It hadn’t been revamped into …

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Yallingup to Busselton 1983

Busselton Foreshore Sunset

Yallingup to Busselton, day 5, Friday 25 November 1983. I had already paid for my room the night before, so I packed up and got away with the intention of having breakfast at Dunsborough, then going for the essential trip to Meelup Beach. There was no big hurry. When staying at Busselton on the …

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Busselton to Cottesloe 1983

Australind train

Busselton to Cottesloe, day 6, Saturday 26 November 1983. I had a leisurely breakfast in my room, then a morning swim, before packing up and taking the easy ride up to Bunbury. I stopped in the Ludlow Forest and at Capel of course. I might have ridden the rest of the way to Bunbury …

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