This webpage will list my riding adventures starting 28th February 2019.

This is my normal route.

Home to Lands End down to Surfers via MacIntosh Is.
Surfers to The Spit (both ends) then back through MacIntosh Is to Lands End and finally back Home about 45kms.

54. Wed 17th Jul - Goosey Lucy, Tunnel Slide and Helitours with Mase. - 19.53kms.
53. Sun 14th Jul - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool - 55.47kms.
52. Thu 11th Jul - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool - 54.34kms.
51. Wed 10th Jul - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool - 54.94kms.
50. Tue 2nd Jul - Spit and MacIntosh Island - 34.91kms.
49. Mon 24th Jun - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool - 52.89kms.
48. Sat 22nd Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit ride - 42.721kms.
47. Wed 19th Jun - Burleigh Heads, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 70.764kms.
46. Fri 14th Jun - Lands End, Spit, Surfers, MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy' - 36.96kms.
45. Thu 13th Jun - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 43.41kms.
44. Wed 12th Jun - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.50kms.
43. Mon 10th Jun - Burleigh Heads, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 72.24kms.
42. Sat 8th Jun - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 40.85kms.
41. Mon 3rd Jun - Lands End, Charis and Helicopter playgrounds with Mase. - 7.51kms.
40. Sun 2nd Jun - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 44.70kms.
39. Thu 30th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 53.03kms.
38. Wed 29th May - Burleigh Heads, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 72.04kms.
37. Mon 27th May - Goosey Lucy, Tunnel Slide and Helitours with Mase. - 19.84kms.
36. Sun 26th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.74kms.
35. Fri 24th May - Seaworld, Helitours and Cafe Rockpool with Mase. - 18.82kms.
34. Sun 19th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 43.44kms.
33. Fri 17th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 53.62kms.
32. Thu 16th May - Burleigh Heads, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 74.03kms.
31. Sun 12th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 41.41kms.
30. Fri 10th May - Lands End and 4 Playgrounds with Mase. - 7.42kms.
29. Thu 9th May - Burleigh Heads, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 69.64kms.
28. Tue 7th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 51.23kms.
27. Mon 6th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 41.93kms.
26. Wed 1st May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 52.72kms.
25. Sat 27th Apr - Lands End, Surfers, Robbies Cafe with my 'little boy' - 42.55kms.
24. Fri 26th Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 52.72kms.
23. Thu 25th Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 53.63kms.
22. Wed 24th Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 53.68kms.
21. Sun 14th Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 52.58kms.
20. Fri 12th Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 42.71kms.
19. Tue 2nd Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 50.33kms.
18. Mon 1st Apr - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 48.56kms.
17. Sun 31st Mar - Lands End, Spit, Surfers, MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy' - 39.22kms.
16. Tue 26th Mar - Rode with Mase to Lands End and playgrounds - 5.4kms.
15. Sun 24th Mar - Lands End, Spit, MacIntosh Island ride - 34.07kms.
14. Sat 23rd Mar - Lands End, Spit, MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy' - 35.20kms.
13. Fri 22nd Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 47.27kms.
12. Thu 21st Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 46.68kms.
11. Wed 20th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.93kms.
10. Mon 18th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 47.37kms.
9. Fri 15th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 47.66kms.
8. Thu 14th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.80kms.
7. Mon 11th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.74kms.
6. Sat 9th Mar - The Spit and MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy'. - 27.86kms.
5. Fri 8th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 47.52kms.
4. Wed 6th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 45.81kms.
3. Mon 4th Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 47.16kms.
2. Sat 2nd Mar - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 44.70kms.
1. Thu 28th Feb - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride - 46.59kms.

Wed 17th Jul - Goosey Lucy, Tunnel Slide and Helitours with Mase.

Mase had a sleepover at our place last night, so my little buddy and I went for a ride. We left home at 8:58am. I connected his bike to the Tagalong so we can cross Marine Parade without any dramas. Once on the shared path I disconnected the Tagalong hitch and he rode by himself. Usually at 'blazing speed' so he tells me.

Mase wanted to visit Goosey Lucy and mates, also the tunnel slide playground and the helicopters, Monorail at Seaworld and see Kamal at Cafe Rockpool. So that was our mission.

We rode along the shared path from our place, continued on past Susie Lou (the pride of the fleet). As we approached the Rockpool area, Mase told me that he was buggered and wanted me to connect the tagalong. I coerced him into riding to the Sundale Bridge over the Nerang river, a distance of 5.1kms.

Now that he was connected to me by the Tagalong, we managed to go a bit quicker. Not quite as quick when Mase was riding at 'Blazing Speed' but very close.
We rode into MacIntosh island where Goosey Lucy and mates were waiting for him. As we sat on the seat, they walked up and started 'talking' to him. They were very noisy. While there, 2 Peter Peacocks walked up to us. It was probably because we were eating BBQ Shapes.

Next stop was the tunnel slide playground near the Southport SLSC, so we rode to there and Mase had numerous slides, then we headed off to Helitours again. Today, there was only two helicopter operating and we watched one do a circuit, take off, fly around and land. Mase was rapt.

Mase wanted banana bread and I had a coffee and chocy muffin. We asked where Kamal was, as he works Wednesdays, BUT he has a week off and he flew to Perth to watch the soccer, Man U vs someone. Each to their own.

We didn't make Seaworld as the lead rider was buggered. I kept Mase on the Tagalong and we headed back to our apartment.

Another brilliant day with my mate.

Mase loved his ride and so did I.

Today's ride was: 19.53km at ave 7.7kph
July total to date: 219kms
2019 total: 3,605.
Today's ride summary:
Mase's 21st ride on his tagalong bike - Mase rode 5.1km by himself - Visited 2 playgrounds, GC600 park, Helitours - morning ride - sunny 16-21deg 6-28kph SE

10:19am - Mase with his mates, Goosey Lucy and guys.

10:25am - Mase in Goosey Lucy's playground.

10:25am - Mase in Goosey Lucy's playground.

10:45am - Tunnel slide playground near Southport SLSC.

11:10am - Mase at Helitours.

11:40am - After a hard days riding, we stop at kamlas for banana bread and coffee for papa.

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Sun 14th July - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool.

I left at 7:15am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route to Broadbeach.
The breeze wasn't too bad from the West swinging to the South with a wind chill that was bloody cold. The temperature went starting was 7.6°. Yes 7.6 bloody melbourne weather. I wore my spray jacket the whole way.

Today's highlight meeting Dawn Crichlow a GCCC councillor while she had coffee at Cafe Rockpool. I asked her not to agree with getting a 2nd casino at carey park.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade, continuing down to Hedges Ave in Broadbeach before turning around. I made my way back to Surfers, stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Being Sunday there were pedrestrians everywhere. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Dve and did a lap at MacIntosh Island before stopping at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. After coffee, I headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' or 'my guy in the motorhome'. I am starting to worry about these two.

Today's ride was: 55.47km at ave 16.6kph
July's total to86.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - The Spit -café Rockpool - ride #105 - morning ride - sunny - 7-17deg 7-28kph W-S

8:35am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
13.4° 9 - 15kph SW.

8:35am - At Surfers looking North.

8:35am - At Surfers looking East.

8:35am - At Surfers looking South.

9:13am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:13am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:02am - The boys were not let out from their island this morning and were NOT BLOODY HAPPY, JAN.

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Thu 11th July - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool.

I left at 8:00am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route to Broadbeach.
The breeze wasn't too bad from the North West (offshore breeze) with a wind chill that wasn't enough to wear my spray jacket.

Today's highlight meeting Ted and Sue who used to camp beside us at the Broadwater Tourist Park, who sold up at San Remo, Vic and moved to Runaway Bay. Small world.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade, feeling good, I continued down to Hedges Ave in Broadbeach before turning around. I made my way back to Surfers, stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Dve and did a lap at MacIntosh Island before stopping at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. After coffee, I headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' or 'my guy in the motorhome'.

Today's ride was: 54.34km at ave 16.8kph
July's total to date: 144kms
2019 total: 3,530.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - The Spit -café Rockpool - ride #104 - morning ride - sunny - 16-21deg 19-33kph NW

9:07am - At Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club.

9:20am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
18.6° 19 - 22kph NW.

9:20am - At Surfers looking North.

9:20am - At Surfers looking East.

9:20am - At Surfers looking South.

9:54am - Sea World Whale watching boat off to look for whales.

9:54am - Sea World Whale watching boat off to look for whales.

9:55am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:55am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:44am - AquaDuck.

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Wed 10th Jul - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool.

I left at 7:46am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route and added the Broadbeach option.
The breeze wasn't too bad from the North West (offshore breeze) with a wind chill that wasn't enough to wear my spray jacket.

Today's highlight was seeing the school holiday traffic queued along Seaworld Dve, waiting to get into Seaworld. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the carpark appeared full.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade, feeling good, I continued down to the start of Hedges Ave in Broadbeach before turning around. I made my way back to Surfers, stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
While eating my bananas, 2 guys who rode out on electric bikes asked me to take their photo, which I did. They were grateful.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Dve and did a lap at MacIntosh Island before stopping at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. After coffee, I headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' or 'my guy in the motorhome'.

Today's ride was: 54.94km at ave 17.0kph
July's total to date: 90kms
2019 total: 3,476.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - The Spit -café Rockpool - ride #103 - morning ride - cloudy - 15-21deg 13-22kph NW

9:07am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers about 50m North of Hanlan St.
16.5° - 17kph gusting to 21kph NW.

9:07am - At Surfers looking North.

9:07am - At Surfers looking East.

9:07am - At Surfers looking South.

9:47am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:47am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:09am - Aren't school holidays great - Seaworld traffic was queued along Seaworld Drive.

10:37am - A very large Catamaran.

I haven't found its name yet.

It isn't listed on Marine Traffic.

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Tue 2nd Jul - Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 1:01pm, after spending our morning at Bingo. Yes, we did win today.
A short ride to the Spit and back past Goosey Lucy.
The breeze was quite strong from the South BUT warm. The Broadwater had a slight chop.

I rode along the shared path to Aqua then along the road to the caravan park, then back along the shared path to over the Sundale bridge at the Nerang river, then along Seaworld drive to the Spit, then back to MacIntosh island along the road and along the shared paths back home.

At the end of The Spit it was quite rough with a very strong Southerly swell. Most of the Gold Coast beaches are currently closed due to the size of the swell.
At MacIntosh Is, I stopped and spoke to Goosey Lucy and mates. then headed home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 34.91km at ave 17.4kph
July's total to date: 35kms
2019 total: 3,421.
Today's ride summary:
Spit - GC600 Park - ride #102 - afternoon ride - sunny - 22deg 17-24kph S

1:51pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

1:51pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

2:30pm - Called in to see Goosey lucy and mates.

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Mon 24th Jun - Lands End, Broadbeach, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool.

I left at 7:34am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route and added the Broadbeach option.
The breeze was bloody strong from the South BUT the wind chill was bloody freezing. The Broadwater had a slight chop. I wore my spray jacket for the whole ride as the wind chill was awful.

Today's highlight meeting Mick from our apartment block out riding. We both agreed that the wind chill is freezing.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade, feeling good, I continued down to Hedges Ave in Broadbeach before turning around. I made my way back to Surfers, stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
While eating my bananas, a group of 3 girls and a guy asked me to take their photo, which I did. They were grateful.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Federation Walk, past the Southport YC, and did a lap at MacIntosh is before stopping at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. Kamal the manager came and chatted for a few minutes and asked about Mase. After coffee, I headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' or 'my guy in the motorhome'.

Today's ride was: 52.89km at ave 16.2kph
June's total to date: 458kms
2019 total: 3,386.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - The Spit -café Rockpool - ride #101 - morning ride - sunny - 13-19deg 15-46kph S

8:51am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
16.5° - 20kph gusting to 28kph S.

8:51am - At Surfers looking North.

8:51am - At Surfers looking East.
Photo bombed by the Police.

8:51am - At Surfers looking South.

9:28am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:28am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Sat 22nd Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and Cafe Rockpool.

I left at 7:37am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route.
The breeze was quite strong from the South BUT the wind chill was bloody freezing. The Broadwater had a slight chop. I wore my spray jacket for the whole ride as the wind chill was awful.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, and stopped at cafe Rockpool for only a coffee. Kamal the manager came and chatted for a few minutes asking when Mase will be visiting him again. After coffee, I stopped at the caravan park and chatted with Graham, wally, Ern and Jan, our friends tthat we met there over the past 10 years of staying there. Eventually I headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked at the Spit. This appears to be his permanent overnight spot.

Today's ride was: 42.74km at ave 15.7kph
June's total to date: 405kms
2019 total: 3,333.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit -café Rockpool - ride #100 - morning ride - sunny - 13-19deg 20-33kph S

8:38am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
15.5° - 22kph gusting to 33kph S.

8:38am - At Surfers looking North.

8:38am - At Surfers looking East.

8:38am - At Surfers looking South.

9:11am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:11am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:26am - Coffee time at Cafe Rockpool.

11:11am - George and mates just chillin' at the Caravan Park boat ramp.

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Wed 19th Jun - Lands End, Burleigh Heads, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

Today's Highlight was the magnificent weather. None of the photos do justice. It was absolutely stunning.

I woke up about 6:15am and left at 6:57am. I rode my normal route with the Burleigh Heads option. The breeze was non existent.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Burleigh Heads via Broadbeach. Stopped on the top of Burleigh Heads bluff and took photos then retraced my route back to Surfers. Stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path then along the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 3 more laps of the Island.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee then headed back to lands End and to pass 70kms, I rode around the block. Another brilliant ride.

I did see 'my guy in the motorhome' at the Spit but didn't see 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 70.76km at ave 17.5kph
June total to date: 362kms
2019 total: 3,290.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Burleigh Heads - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Coffee - ride #99- morning ride - sunny - 13-22deg 6-28kph Var

8:23am - taken at Burleigh Heads bluff.

8:23am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

8:23am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

8:40am - at Miami Beach about 500 meters North of Robbie McEwen's cafe.

9:33am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
20.0° - 7kph gusting to 11kph NW.

10:23am - the 6 window boat going out to see the whales.

10:23am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

10:23am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Fri 14th Jun - Lands End, Spit, Surfers, MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy'.

Today, I rode with Jay. This was Jay's 5th ride since 2nd September 2017. Who am I to say "No" to my little boy. We planned to meet at our apartment at 6am.

I awoke before the alarm at 5:00am. Got up, checked the weather and texted Jay that it was dry and calm.
I had brekky and went down stairs, got my bike and waited for Jay to arrive. He was a few minutes late.
We left by 6:07am.
Jay wanted to go to The Spit and Surfers, so we did.

The breeze wasn't too bad, as we headed along Marine Parade to Lands End, which is my normal turnaround point, then along the road to our caravan park, then along the shared path to the Nerang River, then along Seaworld Drive to the Spit. We stopped at the end of the spit and then rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa Spit). We rode back to the Southport SLSC and Jay was feeling Ok, and said that he was up for extending our ride to Surfers. Coming back, we rode a lap of MacIntosh Island, I naturally pointed out Goosey Lucy and his mates, as well as, Peter Peacock and family. Jay was suitably impressed.
We then rode back to home.
As Marg was sitting on the balcony, Jay came upstairs to see his mum. We said our goodbyes and we plan to ride again soon.

It's not often that the opportunity arises that I can ride with Jay, so I cherish everytime we do.

Today's ride was: 36.96km at ave 17.5kph
June's total to date: 291kms
2019 total: 3,220.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - Spit - MacIntosh Is - Lands End - ride #98 with Jay ride #5 for 2019 - morning ride - cloudy - 15-18deg 9-17kph NW

6:54am - Jay at the end of The Spit.
15.9° - 11kph gusting to 13kph NW.



6:54am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.



7:32am 16.0° - 15kph gusting to 17kph NW.



7:33am - At Surfers looking North.

7:33am - At Surfers looking East.

7:33am - At Surfers looking South.

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Thu 13th Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 9:44am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route.
The breeze was moderate and steady from the North West. The Broadwater had a slight chop.



As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, and headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked at the Spit.

Today's ride was: 43.41km at ave 16.8kph
June's total to date: 254kms
2019 total: 3,183.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #97- morning ride - cloudy - 20-22deg 13-32-kph NW

10:37am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
21.9° - 20kph gusting to 26kph NW.

10:37am - At Surfers looking North.

10:37am - At Surfers looking East.

10:37am - At Surfers looking South.

11:09am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

11:09am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:25am - Goosey and some of his mates just relaxing.

10:25am - Goosey and some of his mates just relaxing.

10:25am - Goosey and some of his mates just relaxing.

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Wed 12th Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 10:51am. I rode my normal Surfers/Spit via MacIntosh Park route.
The breeze was moderate and steady from the South East. The Broadwater had a slight chop.

Today's highlight came when I spoke to Mark the head gardener on MacIntosh Island. I asked him where Goose #8 was, as I had only seen the 7 of them for the past couple of weeks. I was pleasantly surprised when Mark said that goose #8 was sitting on an egg on their island and probably has one to two weeks to go before it hatches, if it does. Last year there were 2 eggs but never hatched. The boys were firing blanks last year, hopefully this year, a gosling maybe born.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. Today the Esplanade was blocked to traffic as they were dismantling a large crane on one of the new highrise buildings.I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, and headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked in the car park just opposite the Coast Guard marina.

Today's ride was: 45.5km at ave 16.8kph
June's total to date: 211kms
2019 total: 3,139.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #96- midday ride - sunny - 23-24deg 13-19-kph SE

11:46am - The crane blocking the Espanade.

11:59am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
23.5° - 13kph gusting to 17kph SE.

11:59am - At Surfers looking North.

11:59am - At Surfers looking East.

11:59am - At Surfers looking South.

12:33pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

12:33pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Wed 29th May - Lands End, Burleigh Heads, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

Today's Highlight was the magnificent weather. None of the photos do justice. It was absolutely stunning.

I woke up about 7:00am and left at 7:32am. I rode my normal route with the Burleigh Heads option. The breeze was non existent.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Burleigh Heads via Broadbeach. Stopped on the top of Burleigh Heads bluff and took photos then retraced my route back to Surfers. Stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path then along the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 3 more laps of the Island.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and a choccy muffin then did a lap of caravan park. Spoke to Wally and Ern. The Southerners are arriving. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 72.24km at ave 17.5kph
June total to date: 165kms
2019 total: 3,094.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Burleigh Heads - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Coffee - ride #95- morning ride - sunny - 15-24deg 6-20kph N

8:57am - taken at Burleigh Heads bluff.

8:57am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

8:57am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

9:17am - at miami Beach about 500 meters North of Robbie McEwen's cafe.

9:41am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
20.0° - 7kph gusting to 11kph NW.

10:15am - taken at The Spit.

10:15am - the Sea World whalee watching boat leaving the Seaway.

10:15am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

10:15am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:31am - The cops chasing someone.

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Sat 8th Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 8:16am. I rode my normal Saturday route.
The breeze was already up and blowing from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Nothing stood out as a high or lowlight for this ride. It was just a nice ride.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, and headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked at The Spit.

Today's ride was: 40.85km at ave 17.5kph
June's total to date: 93kms
2019 total: 3,021.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #94- morning ride - cloudy - 16-20deg 13-30-kph S

9:11am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers at Hanlan St.
17.5° - 20kph gusting to 28kph S.

9:12am - At Surfers looking North.

9:12am - At Surfers looking East.

9:12am - At Surfers looking South.

9:44am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:44am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Mon 3rd Jun - Lands End, Charis and Helicopter playgrounds with Mase.

We minded Mase today, so my little buddy and I went for a ride. We left home at 11:08am. I connected his bike to the Tagalong so we can cross Marine Parade without any dramas. Once on the shared path I disconnected the Tagalong hitch and he rode by himself. Usually at 'blazing speed' so he tells me.

Due to time restraints, we did a 4 playground 'crawl'.

We headed up to lands End to check on the diggers and big crane, also there are 2 playgrounds there. We checked out the workers and then played on the 2 playgrounds. then rode to the playground opposite our apartment, before riding to the helicopter playground near our caravan park. By this stage, mase had ridden 5.kms and was buggered, so we hitched up the tagalong and rode back to our apartment. He managed a couple of laps of the basement, before we took him back to his place.

Another brilliant day with my mate.

Mase loved his ride and so did I.

Today's ride was: 7.51km at ave 7.4kph
June total to date: 52kms
2019 total: 2,981.
Today's ride summary:
Mase's 20th ride on his tagalong bike - Mase rode 5.1km by himself - Visited 4 playgrounds - morning ride - sunny 20-22deg 17-28kph NW

Mase at Lands End playground.

Mase at Lands End playground.

Mase at Charis playground.

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Sun 2nd Jun - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 10:10am. I rode my normal Sunday route.
The breeze was already up and blowing from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Nothing stood out as a high or lowlight for this ride. It was just a nice ride.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' but it was closed for Seafire, so I moved about 50 meters away and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, back to Narrowneck then over the bridge into Mac Intosh Island. Being after 9:30am and on a weekend, Goosey Lucy and mates were locked inside the fence which encloses their island.

I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and choc muffin. I stopped in at the Caravan park and Jan and Ern and Wally had just arrived and were setting up camp, so I stayed awhile and chatted and watched them set up.
I eventually left them and headed home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked at The Spit.

Today's ride was: 44.70km at ave 16.5kph
June's total to date: 45kms
2019 total: 2,973.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #93- morning ride - cloudy - 20-22deg 22-33kph S

11:04am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers next door to Hanlan St.
20.0° - 22kph gusting to 30kph S.

11:04am - At Surfers looking North.

11:04am - At Surfers looking East.

11:04am - At Surfers looking South.

11:33am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

11:33am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Thu 30th May - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit ride

I woke up at 7:05am, had brekky and left at 7:42am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was a light offshore, hence why the Broadwater was a millpond.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade past Northcliffe SLSC and then back to Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path, onto the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 2 more laps of the Island, before talking to Goosey Lucy and mates. They just laid around and ignored me.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and then headed home via Lands End to get over 50kms. Another brilliant ride.

Highlight was taking a photo of 'my guy in the motorhome' at The Spit.

Today's ride was: 53.03km at ave 15.8kph
May total to date: 647kms
2019 total: 2,928.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #92- morning ride - sunny - 13-20deg 6-26kph Var

7:54am - Taken at Lands End looking towards Southport/Sea World.

8:43am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite the Life Savers.

8:43am - At Surfers looking North.

8:43am - At Surfers looking East.

8:43am - At Surfers looking South.

9:14am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:14am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

Looking across the Broadwater.

My guy who lives in his motorhome.

Bum's bay.

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Wed 29th May - Lands End, Burleigh Heads, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

Today's Highlight was riding the 70+kms. I wanted to do 70km and managed to achieve it, even with a bugger of a Nor Westerly.

I woke up at 6:05am, had brekky and left at 6:36am. I rode my normal route with the Burleigh Heads option. The breeze was quite tough.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Burleigh Heads via Broadbeach. Stopped on the top of Burleigh Heads bluff and took photos then retraced my route back to Surfers. Stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path then Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 3 more laps of the Island.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and then did a lap of caravan park. Spoke to Graham, one of our yearly friends that we met in the caravan park, he arrived yesterday. The Southerners are slowly arriving. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 72.04km at ave 15.7kph
May total to date: 594kms
2019 total: 2,875.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Burleigh Heads - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Coffee - ride #91- morning ride - sunny - 13-20deg 20-44kph NW

7:59am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

7:59am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

8:45am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
14.9° - 24kph gusting to 28kph NW.

8:47am - At Surfers looking North.

8:47am - At Surfers looking East.

8:47am - At Surfers looking South.

9:24am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:24am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Mon 27th May - Goosey Lucy, Tunnel Slide and Helitours with Mase.

We minded Mase today, so my little buddy and I went for a ride. We left home at 10:04am. I connected his bike to the Tagalong so we can cross Marine Parade without any dramas. Once on the shared path I disconnected the Tagalong hitch and he rode by himself. Usually at 'blazing speed' so he tells me.

Mase wanted to visit Goosey Lucy and mates, also the tunnel slide playground and the helicopters again. So that was our mission.

As we approached Charis Seafood, the shared path was still blocked off, the workmen were concreting some of it. Continued on past Susie Lou (the pride of the fleet). As we approached the Rockpool area, Mase told me that he was buggered and wanted me to connect the tagalong. He managed 4.2 kms this time.

Now that he was connected to me by the Tagalong, we managed to go a bit quicker. Not quite as quick when Mase was riding as 'Blazing Speed' but very close.
We rode into up to MacIntosh island where Goosey Lucy and mates were waiting for him. As we sat on the seat, they walked up and started 'talking' to him. They were very noisy. While there, we looked for penny peacock and couldn't find any of the 14 peacocks anywhere, so we tracked down Mark the head gardener and asked him where the peacocks were. He said they are all here but were obviously hiding from us today.

Next stop was the tunnel slide playground near the Southport SLSC, so we rode to there and Mase had numerous slides, then we headed off to Helitours again. Today, there was only two helicopter operating and one of them was being refuelled when we were there. As we were riding off the pier, the helicopter took off, so we stopped and watched it.

Continuing back to Kamals at cafe Rockpool, as we pulled up, Kamal was there and came and talked to Mase. Mase was very happy to see Kamal and talked to him. This is a big deal as Mase doesn't talk to anyone, if he doesn't know you. There were so many people waiting for service that we didn't order.

Running out of time, I kept Mase on the Tagalong and we headed back to our apartment, then quickly packed up and drove to pick up Mont from school.

Another brilliant day with my mate.

Mase loved his ride and so did I.

Today's ride was: 19.85km at ave 9.4kph
May total to date: 522kms
2019 total: 2,803.
Today's ride summary:
Mase's 19th ride on his tagalong bike - Mase rode 4.2km by himself - Visited Goosey Lucy, Helitours - morning ride - sunny 22-26deg 15-35kph NW

10:37am - Mase watching the fuel barge.

11:07am - Goosey Lucy and mates came to 'talk' to Mase.

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Sun 26th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 10:20am. I rode my normal Sunday route.
The breeze was already up and blowing from the North West. The Broadwater was choppy.

I had a Lowlight today, as I was riding along the shared path towards a group of 4 teenage girls, walking 4 abreast, they saw me coming towards them, I rang my bell and called 'passing' they didn't move, so I kept my line and as they realised that I was not deviating, the 3rd and 4th separated and the four of them told me "f**k you". Nice girls.

Today's Highlight was similar but a young teenage boy was riding his scooter and as I rang my bell and called out "passing" he said "your welcome". I was that pleasantly surprised after my girl instant that I found his mother and told her that she should be very proud of her son and about his instant and the girls earlier. SO I was happy.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.

I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. Mase and his Dad were going to Seaworld and as it turned out, I beat them to Seaworld, waited and spoke to them when they arrived and then continued onto The Spit. On one of the 'blind corners' I was nearly 'cleaned up' by a group of 5 electric bikes.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, back to Narrowneck then over the bridge into Mac Intosh Island. Being after 9:30am and on a weekend, Goosey Lucy and mates were locked inside the fence which encloses their island. There were too many people at cafe Rockpool, so I gave it a miss and continued to home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'Bubbles' but 'my guy in the motorhome' was parked at The Spit.

Today's ride was: 45.74km at ave 17.2kph
May total to date: 502kms
2019 total: 2,783.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #90- morning ride - sunny - 22-26deg 15-28kph NW

11:14am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
24.7° - 19kph gusting to 26kph NW.

11:14am - At Surfers looking North.

11:14am - At Surfers looking East.

11:14am - At Surfers looking South.

11:56am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

11:56am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

Just relaxing in the sun.

On their island side of the fence.

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Fri 24th May - Seaworld, Helitours and Cafe Rockpool with Mase.

We minded Mase today, so my little buddy and I went for a ride. We left home at 9:53am. I connected his bike to the Tagalong so we can cross Marine Parade without any dramas. Once on the shared path I disconnected the Tagalong hitch and he rode by himself. Usually at 'blazing speed' so he tells me.

We headed in a southerly direction towards Seaworld. Mase told me that today we were riding to Seaworld to see the monorail and helicopters then to Helitours to see the "bell", "Robinson" and Squirrel" helicopters then to Kamals (he is the manager at Cafe Rockpool). So that was our mission.

As we approached Charis Seafood, the shared path was blocked off, the workmen were concreting some of it. Continued on past Susie Lou (the pride of the fleet). Beside the Southport Aquatic Centre (Comm Games swimming) we stopped and watch the dump truck empty sand onto barge. Bob the bobcat was also there, just resting. We continued on past Cafe Rockpool. As we approached the Sundale bridge over the Nerang river, Mase was telling that his legs were 'buggered', so we connected his bike to the tagalong. He managed 5.2 kms this time, which was very good, considering we were pushing into a stiff Southerly the whole way.

Now that he was connected to me by the Tagalong, we managed to go a bit quicker. Not quite as quick when Mase was riding as 'Blazing Speed' but very close.
We rode into the carpark to see the Seaworld helicopters except that they are doing some sort of construction and we were barred. Next was to watch the Seaworld Monorail travel over us. We waited a few minutes but NO monorail. SO we headed along the shared path past the Palazzo Versace marina and checked out the 'BIG' boats, before heading out along the pier to where Helitours is located. Our timing was superb as 3 helicopters landed, passengers got off and new lot got on, then they each took off. We were 20feet away and Mase loved every second. As they took off, we got blasted and felt the heat from their exhausts. It was all quite safe.

After Mase got his helicopter fix, we were off to Kamals for Banana bread and a coffee for Papa. While at Cafe Rockpool, I asked Christina (waitress) where Kamal was today. His day off. Damn.
Running out of time, I kept Mase on the Tagalong and we headed back to our apartment, then quickly packed up and delivered Mase home.

Another brilliant day with my mate.

Mase loved his ride and so did I.

Today's ride was: 18.82km at ave 8.8kph
May total to date: 456kms
2019 total: 2,738.
Today's ride summary:
Mase's 18th ride on his tagalong bike - Mase rode 5.2km by himself - Visited seaworld, Helitours and Banana bread at Café Rockpool - morning ride - sunny 21-23deg 22-33kph SE

10:36am - Mase watching barge, Bob and dump truck.

11:29am - Mase watching helicopters at Helitours.

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Sun 19th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 10:30am. I rode my normal Sunday route.
The breeze was already up and blowing from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was the enjoyment of the ride.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the gravel Federation Walk. On one of the 'blind corners' I saw the end of a small snake 'scampering' off into the bush. Obviously, it was my favourite snake 'An inland taipan aka The Fierce Snake'. Well, not some much as a scamper more a fast slither.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, back to Narrowneck then over the bridge into Mac Intosh Island. Being after 9:30am and on a weekend, Goosey Lucy and mates are locked onto their island. There were too many people at cafe Rockpool, so I gave it a miss and continued to home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 43.44km at ave 17.5kph
May total to date: 438kms
2019 total: 2,719.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #88- morning ride - cloudy - 22-24deg 28-39kph S

11:21am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.0° - 32kph gusting to 39kph S.

11:21am - At Surfers looking North.

11:21am - At Surfers looking East.

11:21am - At Surfers looking South.

11:52am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

11:52am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Fri 17th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I woke up 6:15am to rain, so I thought stuff it, I wont ride. But as the rain lightened, I had brekky and was on the path by 7:11am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was light and building from the South. The Broadwater was slight to choppy.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
While at the end of The Spit, I noticed about 20 yachts heading eastward. There were an elderly couple and a guy in his 20s watching them. SO I asked them what was happening, as it turns out their son is sailing "Mint" in the 'Go east Rally', which is a cruise from Gold Coast to New Caledonia. Watch where "Mint" today. I was so involved talking to them that I forgot to take my usual end of Spit photos.

Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to Surfers, as I wanted to ride 50kms, then back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 2 more laps of the Island, before talking to Goosey Lucy and mates. They weren't really fazed by me and stayed laying on the path and grass.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and then headed home via Lands End to get over 50kms. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 53.62km at ave 17.3kph
May total to date: 394kms
2019 total: 2,675.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #87- morning ride - cloudy/drizzle - 18-24deg 11-35kph S

8:03am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
18.6° - 13kph gusting to 19kph S.

8:03am - At Surfers looking North.

8:03am - At Surfers looking East.

8:03am - At Surfers looking South.

8:49am - Drizzle over the Broadwater.

9:42am - Goosey Lucy and mates... Just chillin'.

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Thu 16th May - Lands End, Burleigh Heads, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

Today's Highlight was riding the 70+kms. I wanted to do 70km and managed to achieve it.

I woke up at 6:15am, had brekky and left at 6:56am. I rode my normal route with the Burleigh Heads option. The breeze was quite tough.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Burleigh Heads via Broadbeach. Stopped on the top of Burleigh Heads bluff and took photos then retraced my route back to Surfers. Stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode 3 more laps of the Island.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and then did a lap of caravan park. It is still waiting for the Southerners to arrive. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 74.03km at ave 17.7kph
May total to date: 340kms
2019 total: 2,622.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Burleigh Heads - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Coffee - ride #86- morning ride - cloudy - 18-24deg 13-35kph S

8:23am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

8:23am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

9:02am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
20.9° - 30kph gusting to 35kph S.

9:04am - At Surfers looking North.

9:04am - At Surfers looking East.

9:04am - At Surfers looking South.

9:31am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:31am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

9:32am - the dredge is pushing its way out the seaway.

9:32am - the dredge is pushing its way out the seaway.

9:32am - the dredge is pushing its way out the seaway.

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Sun 12th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left at 8:15am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was light and building from the South. The Broadwater was slight to choppy.

Today's Highlight was the number of people. Probably due to Mother's Day.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I did see "Bubbles" today, he was asleep in the garden bed just near Cavill Ave. People were walking by and not really caring about 'this body that was asleep'. Unreal. I thought of getting a photo but decided against it.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today, well, there was a small lizard run across in front of me. It was maybe 6" long. Quite small.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, over the Sundale bridge and stopped at cafe Rockpool for a coffee. Nothing like being embarassed. kamal the manager said "Hello Wayne" over their PA system, naturally, people looked at me.

I rode homeward and did a lap of caravan park. It is slowly gecoming fuller. The bulk of the Southerners still to arrive. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 41.41km at ave 16.1kph
May total to date: 266kms
2019 total: 2,548.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - Coffee at Cafe Rockpool - ride #85- morning ride - sunny - 16-23deg 9-44kph S

9:07am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
19.9° - 19kph gusting to 30kph S.

9:07am - At Surfers looking North.

9:07am - At Surfers looking East.

9:07am - At Surfers looking South.

9:40am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:40am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

10:10am - Squirrell the helicopter coming into land at Helitours.

10:10am - Squirrell the helicopter coming into land at Helitours.

10:10am - Squirrell the helicopter coming into land at Helitours.

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Fri 10th May - Lands End and Playgrounds.

We minded Mase today, so my little buddy and I went for a ride. We left home at 10:32am. I connected his bike to the Tagalong so we can cross Marine Parade without any dramas. Once on the shared path I disconnected the Tagalong hitch and he rode by himself. Usually at 'blazing speed' so he tells me.

We headed upto my Northerly turnaround point where the monstrous crane and diggers are. They are constructing a 1 meter diameter drain under the Broadwater, under South Straddy Is and out into the ocean about a kilometeer. Needless to say, they will be here for yonks and Mase loves watching the action. I usually have to 'drag him away'.
After leaving the construction zone, there are 2 separate playgrounds within a 100 meters, SO we had to stop and 'test' each one. They passed.
We rode along the shared path to the new 'revamped' playground beside Charis seafood and over the road from our apartment. This playground also passed the Mase test. From here we headed south to the helicopter swing playground, BUT the shared path was blocked by a film crew who are filming a TV series called "Reef Break". We finally made it to Helicopter swing PG, where guess what, there is a helicopter swing. Again this PG passed the Mase test. Time to head back home. As it was a headwind, I connected up the tagalong hitch and towed Mase back home. He didn't complain.

Mase managed to ride 5.1kms on his bike which still has training wheels on it. Our mission is to have him riding without training wheels for Xmas, so we can buy him a bigger bike.

Mase loved his ride and so did I.

Today's ride was: 7.42km at ave 7.7kph
May total to date: 225kms
2019 total: 2,506.
Today's ride summary:
Mase's 17th ride on his tagalong bike - Mase rode 5.1km by himself - playgrounds - Nth Turnaround Pt X2, Charis PG and Helicopter swing PG - morning ride - overcast - 19-22deg 17-28kph W

Mase enjoying himself.

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Thu 9th May - Lands End, Burleigh Heads, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I woke up at 5:30am, had brekky and left at 5:53am. I rode my normal route with another twist. Just a little addition to Burleigh Heads
The breeze was light and The Broadwater was glassy.

Today's Highlight was the sheer beauty of the day. Words and pictures cannot convey the brilliance of today. It was just MAGNIFICENT. Blue cloudless skies with a zephyr. Stopping whenever to take photos.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. Stopped for a photo. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Burleigh Heads via Broadbeach. Stopped on the top of Burleigh Heads bluff and took photos then retraced my route back to Surfers. Stopping at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island and photoed Goosey Lucy and mates just buggering about near me.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee and then did a lap of caravan park. It is waiting for the Southerners to arrive. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 69.64km at ave 17.5kph
May total to date: 218kms
2019 total: 2,499.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Burleigh Heads - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #83- morning ride - sunny - 14-24deg 6-17kph Var

6:04am - At Lands End looking towards Southport.

7:17am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

7:17am - At Burleigh Heads Bluff.

7:34am - Robbie McEwen's Piccolo Espresso cafe at miami Beach.

8:03am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
18.0° - 9kph gusting to 11kph W.

8:04am - At Surfers looking North.

8:04am - At Surfers looking East.

8:04am - At Surfers looking South.

9:17am - Goosey Lucy and mates - just buggering about.

10:10am - Susie Lou with her owner.

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Tue 7th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left later than normal at 12:41pm. I rode my normal route with a twist.
The breeze was light and slowly building from the North West. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was the sheer beauty and the great feeling of just going with the flow. Hence the Borobi photo. With the afternoon sun hilighting different scenes compared to the sunrise shadows. I rode past Borobi and he looked so good that I did a U turn and took his photo.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade, stopped at Borobi then to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. As I got to the end, I noticed the Para Glider getting ready to go 'flying', so I stopped and photoed them. Just to be different, I rode the BIG lap. Back along Seaworld Drive, past the Southport YC, under the Sundale bridge back to MacIntosh Is, did a lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck back along the road to the Southport YC. This was better than doing 5 laps of MacIntosh Is and up the streets of Paradise Waters.

As I rode through where the pits are, the workers have now finished resurfacing the pit area and it is smoother than a 'baby's bum'.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee BUT being late it was closed. I could have got a coffee somewhere else but I couldn't be stuffed, so I rode homeward and did a lap of caravan park. It is waiting for the Southerners to arrive. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 51.23km at ave 16.6kph
May total to date: 148kms
2019 total: 2,429.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #82- lunch ride - sunny - 25deg 11-26kph NW

1:35pm - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
25.4° - 13kph gusting to 26kph NW.

1:35pm - At Surfers looking North.

1:35pm - At Surfers looking East.

1:35pm - At Surfers looking South.

1:39pm - Borobi looking great in the afternoon sun.

2:06pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

2:06pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

2:23pm - A Para Glider getting into the air.

2:23pm - A Para Glider getting into the air.

2:23pm - A Para Glider getting into the air.

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Mon 6th May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I left later than normal at 11:05am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was medium and building from the North East. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was the number of people out and about. It was Labour Day holiday.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 1 lap then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. At the start of the Spit, the sand across the shared path has BEEN REMOVED. THANK YOU.
Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island and stopped, but Goosey Lucy and mates were lazing around inside their fence on their island.

As I rode through where the pits are, the workers are still resurfacing the pit area.

I rode to cafe Rockpool for a coffee BUT the crowds were too many, SO I gave my coffee a miss, then back to home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 41.93km at ave 18.0kph
May total to date: 97kms
2019 total: 2,378.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #81- lunch ride - sunny - 23deg 15-22kph SE

11:52am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.9° - 17kph gusting to 20kph SE.

11:52am - At Surfers looking North.

11:52am - At Surfers looking East.

11:52am - At Surfers looking South.

12:21pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

12:21pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Wed 1st May - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 6:00am, got up, checked the weather, it was damp and clearing, had brekky and left by 6:24am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was medium and building from the North East. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was watching the Prawn Trawller coming through the Seaway.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2.5 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. At the start of the Spit, the sand has STILL not been cleared and was now over 2 feet deep. It has been building up for weeks and the Council haven't cleared it yet. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another 2.5 laps of the Island and stopped, but Goosey Lucy and mates were lazing around in front of me.

As I rode through where the pits are, the workers are resurfacing the pit area.

I rode the streets of Paradise Waters, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 54.79km at ave 17.1kph
May total to date: 55kms
2019 total: 2,336km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Paradise Waters - ride #80- morning ride - sunny - 22-25deg 24-39kph NE

7:17am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.0° - 30kph gusting to 33kph NE.

7:17am - At Surfers looking North.

7:17am - At Surfers looking East.

7:17am - At Surfers looking South.

7:59am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

7:59am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

8:01am - Watching the Prawn Trawller approaching.

8:01am - Watching the Prawn Trawller approaching.

8:01am - Watching the Prawn Trawller approaching.

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Sat 27th Apr - Lands End, Surfers, Robbies Cafe with my 'little boy'.

Today, I rode with Jay. This was Jay's 4th ride since 2nd September 2017. Who am I to say "No" to my little boy. We planned to meet at our apartment at 6am.

I awoke before the alarm at 5:00am. Got up, checked the weather and texted Jay that it was dry and calm.
I had brekky and went down stairs, got my bike and waited for Jay to arrive. He was a few minutes early.
We left by 5:57am.
Jay had mentioned riding to Broadbeach. Today I suggested that we ride to Robbie McEwen's cafe at Miami Beach. If we felt up to it. We rode upto Lands End first, then to Surfers, feeling good we continued to Broadbeach andd then onto Robbies, then home via MacIntosh Island park and Lands End again.

The forecast was for a building 30 knot Southerly. As we left home, it was calm. We headed along Marine Parade to Lands End, which is my normal turnaround point, then along the road to our caravan park, then along the shared path to the Nerang River, then stayed on the road, the whole way to Robbies. Jay doesn't like the people on the shared paths. It must be a youth thing. Robbies was chockers. so we sat on the bench seat opposite and drank our water, then headed homewards. Did a lap of MacIntosh Island, Goosey Lucy and his mates were still locked on their island.
We then rode back to Lands End and then home.
Marg was up, so Jay came upstairs to see his mum. We said our goodbyes and we plan to ride again next Saturday, maybe included Burleigh Heads in our ride.

It's not often that the opportunity arises that I can ride with Jay, so I cherish everytime we do.

Today's ride was: 42.55km at ave 19.8kph
April total to date: 397kms
2019 total: 2,281km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - Robbie Cafe - MacIntosh Is - Lands End - ride #79 with Jay ride #4 for 2019 - morning ride - sunny - 19-25deg 0-48kph S

7:32am - Jay at my usual photo spot at Surfers. He is the Pokemon kid.
21.1° - 13kph gusting to 19kph S.



7:32am - At Surfers looking North.

7:32am - At Surfers looking East.

7:32am - the Pokemon kid.

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Fri 26th April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 5:00am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and clear and dark, had brekky and left by 5:27am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was medium and building from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was meeting Andre who is running around Oz. Check out his link: https://runaroundaustralia.com/

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2.5 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. At the start of the Spit, the sand has STILL not been cleared and was now over 2 feet deep. It has been building up for weeks and the Council haven't cleared it yet. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another 2.5 laps of the Island and stopped, but Goosey Lucy and mates were lazing around in front of me.

As I rode through where the pits are, I saw Andre. He was on the news last night, so I stopped and walked and chatted for a few minutes. What a top guy.

I rode the streets of Paradise Waters, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 52.72km at ave 17.1kph
April total to date: 354kms
2019 total: 2,239km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Paradise Waters - ride #78- morning ride - sunny - 18-25deg 7-13kph SW

6:22am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
18.5° - 11kph gusting to 15kph SW.

6:22am - At Surfers looking North.

6:22am - At Surfers looking East.

6:22am - At Surfers looking South.

6:55am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

6:55am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

7:15am - A beautiful day on the Broaadwater.

7:52am - Andre and his buggy. He is running around Oz - UNSUPPORTED - Unbelieveable.

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Thu 25th April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 6:20am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and overcast, had brekky and left by 6:53am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was medium and building from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was seeing all the people coming back from the dawn service and later in the ride there was another ceremony with people everywhere.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2.5 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. No wildlife encounters today.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. While at the end, I chatted to another cyclist who was on holidays from Auckland. At the start of the Spit, the sand has STILL not been cleared and was now over 2 feet deep. It has been building up for weeks and the Council haven't cleared it yet. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another 2.5 laps of the Island and stopped, but Goosey Lucy and mates were already back on their island.

I am now trying to increase my ride to over 50kms, so I have added riding the streets of Paradise Waters. Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, Kamal the manager was in a very talkative mood and wwe chatted for a few minutes, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' or 'Bubbles' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 53.63km at ave 16.9kph
April total to date: 301kms
2019 total: 2,186km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - Paradise Waters - Cafe Rockpool coffee - ride #77- morning ride - cloudy - 19-26deg 11-26kph S

7:51am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
21.4° - 13kph gusting to 15kph S.

7:51am - At Surfers looking North.

7:51am - At Surfers looking East.

7:51am - At Surfers looking South.

8:38am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.
Photo bombed by a fisherman.

8:38am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Wed 24th April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 6:15am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and overcast, had brekky and left by 6:41am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was medium and building from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

Today's Highlight was seeing a baby Brown snake. Now being colourblind, it could have been a green tree snake if neither of them, then it was definitely an inland Taipan aka the Fierce Snake my favourite snake. It scampered off before I had time to stop and get a photo.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2.5 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. I encountered a few large drops of rain but nothing to worry about. "Bubbles" wasn't anywhere to be seen, probably asleep in a dry spot, hopefully.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. Just before the Sand pumping pier, I encountered the baby Fierce Snake. Just as I rounded a corner, I saw it crossing the track, I swerved to miss it. Why do they always cross on a bend and not on a long straight, so you can see them for miles.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. BUT at the start of the Spit, the sand has STILL not been cleared and was now over 2 feet deep. It has been building up for weeks and the Council haven't cleared it yet. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another 2.5 laps of the Island and stopped and talked to Mark the head gardener. Stopped and spoke to Goosey Lucy and mates, they are still a bit shy and don't talk to me.

I am now trying to increase my ride to over 50kms, so I have added riding the streets of Paradise Waters. there are some very nice (read bloody dear homes there. eg: One house sold for $10m in 2016. Unreal.) Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 53.68km at ave 17.2kph
April total to date: 248kms
2019 total: 2,133km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park -Paradise Waters - Cafe Rockpool coffee - ride #76- morning ride - cloudy - 22-26deg 19-35kph SE

7:35am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.6° - 22kph gusting to 30kph SE.

7:35am - At Surfers looking North.

7:35am - At Surfers looking East.

7:35am - At Surfers looking South.

8:08am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

8:08am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

8:03am - Port Frederick coming through the seaway.

8:23am - The 'freeloaders' anchored in 'Bums Bay'.

8:56am - Goosey Lucy and mates.

10:14am - Susie Lou.

10:14am - The Pride of our Fleet.

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Sun 14th April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 5:45am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and clear and dark, had brekky and left by 6:11am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light and building from the South. The Broadwater started off glassy and developed a chop during the ride.

Today's Highlight was just the beautiful feeling, you get when out riding.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode 2.5 laps then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. I think I saw "Bubbles" or some other homeless person asleep in the garden bed just beside the lifesaving tower. There was a metal detector man searching the sand.
I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, continuing along the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. BUT at the start of the Spit, the sand has STILL not been cleared and was up to 2 feet deep. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another 2.5 laps of the Island and stopped and talked to guy who I sort of know. He was 'herding' Goosey Lucy and mates upto and through the gate in the fence that surrounds the lake. Their home is on the island in the middle of the lake. I love the geese. I met 'Rambo' he is the alpha goose. Top dude.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 52.58km at ave 16.7kph
April total to date: 194kms
2019 total: 2,079km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park -Cafe Rockpool coffee - ride #75 morning ride - sunny - 17-25deg 9-30kph S

7:02am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
19.0° - 9kph gusting to 13kph S.

7:03am - At Surfers looking North.

7:03am - At Surfers looking East.

7:03am - At Surfers looking South.

7:33am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

7:33am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

8:30am - Goosey Lucy and Peter Peacock on MacIntosh Island.

8:30am - making their way to the gate.

8:30am - making their way to the gate.

8:30am - making their way to the gate.

8:30am - finally at the gate.

9:48am - At my Northern turnaround point heading for home.

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Fri 12th April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 6:30am, got up, checked the weather, it was damp and cloudy, had brekky and left by 7:00am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light and building from the South. The Broadwater started off glassy and developed a chop during the ride.

Today's Highlight was just finishing the ride, as I had been housebound with gastro for the past week.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers along the Esplanade.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. I spoke to 2 lifesavers nearby, about the "Surfer Fairy" actually, he is known by the lifesaving fraternity as "Bubbles". Due to the threatening weather, the beach was nearly deserted.
As I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, the first of many drizzle showers blew through. Enough to wet me, but not enough to put on a spray jacket. Continued onto the Shared path which turns into the Federation Walk. At the Sand Pumping Pier, I think the workers have finished and where we used to have ONE soft sand area just under the pier, we now have 6 soft sand areas which will, shortly, require cyclists to stop and walk. Thanks Guys, you really don't ride bikes. Do you.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. BUT at the start of the Spit, the sand had not been cleared and was up to 2 feet deep. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. While I sat on the benchseat, Goosey Lucy and his mates were entertaining themslves in front of me.

Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere or "Bubbles" during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 42.71km at ave 17.3kph
April total to date: 142kms
2019 total: 2,026km.
Today's ride summary:
Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - The Spit - GC600 Park - ride #74 morning ride - drizzly - 18-21deg 17-50kph S

7:53am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
20.7° - 35kph gusting to 50kph S.

7:53am - At Surfers looking North.

7:53am - At Surfers looking East.

7:53am - At Surfers looking South.

8:25am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

8:25am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

8:28am - Sand drifts up to 2 feet deep.

9:07am - Goosey Lucy and mates.

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Tue 2nd April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

We were meant to go Bingo, but Marg felt second rate, so while Marg relaxed, I went riding. Same route as yesterday with an added bit around the rich houses in Paradise Waters.
I checked the weather, it was dry and cloudy, had brekky and left by 7:59am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was windy and building from the South. The Broadwater was choppy.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach had a few less than usual. Couldn't see the "Surfer Fairy".
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, with a magnificent gale pushing me, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. While I sat on the benchseat, Goosey Lucy and his mates were over at the water trough again.

Left the Park and while on the other side of the highway but still on MacIntosh Island, I rode around a few streets and checked out the multi million dollar houses. Eg: this joint at 46-48 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters sold for $10,200,000 way back in 2016. SO there are some nice shacks around. Headed back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 50.33km at ave 18.9kph
April total to date: 99kms
2019 total: 1,984km.

8:48am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.9° - 30kph gusting to 37kph S.

8:48am - At Surfers looking North.

8:48am - At Surfers looking East.

8:48am - At Surfers looking South.

9:17am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:17am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Mon 1st April - Lands End, Surfers, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I slept in until 6:10am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and cloudy, had brekky and left by 6:35am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light and building from the South. The Broadwater started off glassy and developed a small chop during the ride.

The very big Highlight of today's ride was seeing Danny Dolphin cruising within 10 meters of the shore looking for fish, he was heading southward. I stopped and tried to photograph him, but I have found that Danny and his fellow dolphins are very camera shy. Below is the best I could get.

As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach had a few more than usual and as you can see. My weather photo was 'photo bombed' by a couple and their baby. Couldn't see the "Surfer Fairy".
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. At the Sand Pumping Pier I think that the construction has finished, but all they did was remove the loose soft sand. It will slowly revert back to a 'bog of soft sand'.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the Seaward Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. While I sat on the benchseat, Goosey Lucy and his mates were over at the water trough and couldn't give a stuff about me. This is becoming their normal behaviour.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I didn't see 'my guy in the motorhome' anywhere during today's ride.

Today's ride was: 48.56km at ave 17.5kph
April total to date: 49kms
2019 total: 1,933km.

6:37am - Look closely to see Danny Dolphin.

7:22am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
19.9° - 15kph gusting to 26kph S.

7:23am - At Surfers looking North.

7:23am - At Surfers looking East.

7:23am - At Surfers looking South.

7:52am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

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Sun 31st March - Lands End - The Spit - Surfers - MacIntosh Island - Lands End with my 'little boy'.

Today, I rode with Jay. This was Jay's 3rd ride since 2nd September 2017. Who am I to say "No" to my little boy. We planned to meet at our apartment at 6am.

I awoke before the alarm at 5:15am. Got up, checked the weather and texted Jay that it was cool, dry and calm.
I had brekky and went down stairs, got my bike and waited for Jay to arrive. He was a few minutes early.
We left by 5:57am.
Yesterday week, Jay mentioned friding to Broadbeach. Today I suggested that we include down to Surfers. We rode upto Lands End first, then to both Spits and then to Surfers, then home via MacIntosh Island park and Lands End again.
The breeze wasn't too bad, as we headed along Marine Parade to Lands End, which is my normal turnaround point, then along the road to our caravan park, then along the shared path to the Nerang River, then along Seaworld Drive to the Spit. We stopped at the end of the spit and then rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa Spit). We rode back to the Southport SLSC and Jay was feeling Ok, so we continued to my usual spot at Surfers, took some photos then did a lap of MacIntosh Island, Goosey Lucy and his mates were still locked on their island.
We then rode back to Lands End and then home.
Marg was up, so Jay came upstairs to see his mum. We said our goodbyes and we plan to ride again next Saturday, maybe included Surfers again in our ride.

It's not often that the opportunity arises that I can ride with Jay, so I cherish everytime we do.

Today's ride was: 39.22km at ave 19.1kph
March total to date: 653kms
2019 total: 1,884km.

6:55am - Jay at the end of The Spit.
Unwrapping his energy bar.
17.8° - 7kph gusting to 13kph NW.



7:26am - Jay at my usual photo spot at Surfers.



7:27am - At Surfers looking North.

7:27am - At Surfers looking East.

7:27am - At Surfers looking South.

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Tue 26th Mar - Rode with Mase to Lands End and playgrounds - 5.4kms.

We had to mind Mase, our 4yo grandson today and as we hadn't ridden for awhile, today was it.
I planned to just ride to my normal Northernly turnaround point where there is large construction going on. You name it, it's there, driller, digger, monster crane, mixers, big pumper and an elevator lift.

We left home at 10:35am and got onto the shared path BUT immediately my plans were shattered. Just in front of us was Bob the Bobcat sitting on his lonesome on the edge of the Broadwater and about 100 meters further along was Digger and Barge, actually working. I asked Mase if he wanted to stop and watch. Naturally, he did, SO we found a seat very close and made ourselves comfy. We watched Digger drive off the barge onto the beach and start clearing some mud from a large drain. I thought that would take him awhile, so we left Bob and Barge and headed to our turnaround point, hoping to see the real big machinery in action, but they were having morning tea. So we went to the playground about 50 meters from them. After tiring of that playground we headed back to Barge but unfortunately Digger was already aboard and they were motoring across the Broadwater.
Not to be upset with missing Barge and Digger, we rode down to the new playground opposite our apartment and Mase tried out all the equipment and happily gave it his tick of approval. As we had to be back home by 12pm, we rode down to see Susie Lou the pride of our Fleet anchored just off Charis Seafood. We continued a little further before connecting Mase to the Tagalong and heading home.

Mase loves his rides with Papa.

Today's ride was: 5.40km at ave 7.3kph
March total to date: 614kms
2019 total: 1,845km.

Watching Digger and Barge, someone was very interested.

Watching Digger and Barge, someone was very interested.

Watching Digger and Barge, someone was very interested.

Watching Digger and Barge, someone was very interested.

Enjoying the swing. Papa it squeaks. it needs oiling.

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Sun 24th March - Lands End, Spit and MacIntosh Island.

I didn't plan on riding today, so my normal Sunday morning activity is to have a coffee at Donut King in Runaway Bay about 9am. While driving back home, I thought it was too nice a day, not to ride, so I did. Just the same route as yesterday with Jay.
The breeze was building from the North. The Broadwater was slowly getting choppy.

I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down and over Sundale Bridge, past the Southport YC and along the Federation Walk to the Spit. It is now completely dry. At the Sand Pumping Pier there is some sort of construction going on. It could be a new surface to the Federation Walk. I haven't been able to chat to a worker yet but will try.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Saw Elmo riding a Can Am motor trike and flagged him down for a photo. He said that he had been stopped by 2 cops already this morning BUT only for a photo. He wears the costume for fun. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. Being the weekend and after 9:30am, Goosey Lucy and his mates were over on their island. They sleep on their island as it keeps them safe.

No coffee today at Cafe Rockpool, as I have already had one. Then back home. Another brilliant ride.

I saw my guy in the motorhome, he slept at Bum's Bay opposite Doug Jennings Park at the end of the Spit. Fourth time this week that I have seen him there.

Today's ride was: 34.07km at ave 18.0kph
March total to date: 609kms
2019 total: 1,840km.

11:37am - Today's weather photo at the Spit.
31.2° - 24kph gusting to 28kph N.

11:44am - Elmo from Sesame St, stopped for a photo at Doug Jennings Park. I had to flag him down.

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Sat 23rd March - Lands End - The Spit - MacIntosh Island - Lands End with my 'little boy'.

Today, I rode with Jay. This was Jay's 2nd ride since 2nd September 2017. Who am I to say "No" to my little boy. We planned to meet at our apartment at 6am.

I awoke before the alarm at 5:15am. Got up, checked the weather and texted Jay that it was cloudy, dry and calm.
I had brekky and went down stairs, got my bike and waited for Jay to arrive. He was a few minutes early.
We left by 5:57am. As we walked our bikes through the 'foyer' to cross Marine Parade, a 'stop/slow' guy from the building next door, told us that a guy is riding his bike around our block NAKED. Interestingly, we didn't see him.
I thought that we would ride the same route that we rode 2 Saturdays ago, BUT Jay said can we ride upto Lands End first, so we did, then to the Spit and maybe home via MacIntosh Island park.
The breeze wasn't too bad, as we headed along Marine Parade to Lands End, which is my normal turnaround point, then along the road to our caravan park, then along the shared path to the Nerang River, then along Seaworld Drive to the Spit. We stopped at the end of the spit and then rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa Spit). We rode back to the Southport SLSC and Jay was feeling Ok, and said that he was up for extending our ride to Broadbeach I kindly declined his offer. maybe next weekend. So we rode down and did a lap of MacIntosh Island, I naturally pointed out Goosey Lucy and his mates, as well as, Peter Peacock and family. Jay was suitably impressed.
We then rode back to Lands End and then home.
This time, Marg was up, so Jay came upstairs to see his mum. We said our goodbyes and we plan to ride again next Saturday, maybe included Surfers into our ride.

It's not often that the opportunity arises that I can ride with Jay, so I cherish everytime we do.

Today's ride was: 35.20km at ave 19.3kph
March total to date: 575kms
2019 total: 1,805km.

6:51am - Jay at the end of The Spit.
Nice 'new' cycling shorts, Jay.
23.4° - 7kph gusting to 11kph SW.



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Fri 22nd March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 5:45am, got up, checked the weather, it was dry and cloudy, had brekky and left by 6:12am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light and variable. The Broadwater was glassy.

Today, only the 2 areas on the Federation Walk (gravel path to the Spit) remained damp, the water had gone and all that was left was a damp patch.

AS usual, I ride Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. Couldn't see the "Surfer Fairy".
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. At the Sand Pumping Pier there is construction going on. It could be a new surface to the Federation Walk. I haven't been able to chat to a worker yet but will try.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. While I sat on the benchseat, Goosey lucy and his mates were over at the water trough and couldn't give a stuff about me. Unlike yesterday.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I saw my guy in the motorhome, he slept at Bum's Bay opposite Doug Jennings Park at the end of the Spit. Third time this week that I have seen him there.

Today's ride was: 47.27km at ave 16.9kph
March total to date: 540kms
2019 total: 1,771km.

6:59am - Today's weather photo at Surfers.
24.2° - 7kph SSW.

6:59am - At Surfers looking North.

6:59am - At Surfers looking East.

6:59am - At Surfers looking South.

7:37am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

7:37am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

9:08am - The Broadwater opposite downtown Labrador.

9:08am - Susie Lou - The pride of the fleet.

9:08am - A very glassy Broadwater.

9:21am - The Broadwater taken at Lands End.

9:21am - The Broadwater taken at Lands End.
Looking to the East.

9:21am - The Broadwater taken at Lands End.
Looking towards Southport.

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Thu 21st March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 6:00am, got up, checked the weather, it was sunny, had brekky and left by 6:40am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light from the South. The Broadwater was calm. Looking at the photos, there was a large black front coming across. All it bought were 3 or 4 pissy little drops of rain. All show no go.

Today, only the 2 areas on the Federation Walk (gravel path to the Spit) remained wet, but very rideable. No real drama.

AS usual, I ride Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. Couldn't see the "Surfer Fairy".
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached about 2/3 of the Federation Walk, I was fronted with the usual flooded sections, but were nearly dry, they were rideable.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island. While I sat on the benchseat, Goosey lucy and his mates walked over the bridge in a line, squawking and then when they got to me, the squawking got louder and then all 8 of them flapped their wings and made a great commotion. It was brilliant. I am convinced that they are mad.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I saw my guy in the motorhome, he slept at Bum's Bay opposite Doug Jennings Park at the end of the Spit. Same as yesterday.

Today's ride was: 46.68km at ave 17.7kph
March total to date: 492kms
2019 total: 1,723km.

7:27am - Today's weather photo at Surfers.
25.7° - 9kph gusting to 11kph N.

7:27am - At Surfers looking North.

7:27am - At Surfers looking East.

7:27am - At Surfers looking South.

7:59am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

7:59am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

8:39am - Goosey Lucy and his mates about to 'attack me' or maybe not. They did look impressive 'marching' over the bridge.

6:48am - At my Northerly turnaround point. I thought that I would get wet on this ride. Not to be.

9:35am - At my Northerly turnaround point on my way home. It was sunny.

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Wed 20th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 6:00am, got up, checked the weather, it was sunny, had brekky and left by 6:33am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light from the South. The Broadwater was calm.

Today, only the 2 areas on the Federation Walk (gravel path to the Spit) remained flooded but I still managed to ride through them, probabaly only an inch or two deep. No real drama. The shared path around Doug Jennings Park at the Spit was all dry. The big surprise last ride was the shared path opposite Australia Fair in Broadwater Parklands, this was also completely dry and cleaned by George and his mates. This George is a human and works on the Gold Coast City Council.

AS usual, I ride Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. Riding through the Broadwater Parklands, I noticed the flooded shared path was now all dry. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. Couldn't see the "Surfer Fairy".
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached about 2/3 of the Federation Walk, I was fronted with the usual flooded sections, but they were rideable., so I rode through the water.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Sections of that path were covered in water are now all dry. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

I saw my guy in the motorhome, he slept at Bum's Bay opposite Doug Jennings Park at the end of the Spit.

Today's ride was: 45.93km at ave 18.0kph
March total to date: 446kms
2019 total: 1,676km.

7:21am - Today's weather photo at Surfers.
24.1° - 9kph gusting to 11kph S.

7:21am - At Surfers looking North.

7:21am - At Surfers looking East.

7:21am - At Surfers looking South.

7:55am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

7:55am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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Mon 18th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 6:15am, got up, checked the weather, it was sunny, had brekky and left by 6:43am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light BUT building from the North West. The Broadwater was calm.

Well, since last Friday's ride, we have had 300mm of rain. It fell down.
Friday between 3pm - 6:30am = 75.8mm
Saturday between 9pm - 3:00am = 65.0mm
Sunday between 4;30pm - 8:00pm = 159.0mm
That is a shitload of water.


Today, I expected flooded shared paths everywhere BUT I was pleasantly surprised with only 4 areas flooded. 2 areas on the Federation Walk (gravel path to the Spit. This floods if there are 2 drops of rain). The shared path around Doug Jennings Park at the Spit was flooded but it is a concrete path aand was covered with an inch or two of water. The big surprise was the shared path opposite Australia Fair in Broadwater Parklands, this had about 6 inches and was barricaded off completely. Everywhere else, the water has drained away or soaked in, remarkably well.

AS usual, I ride Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. Riding through the Broadwater Parklands, I noticed the flooded shared path. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. The "Surfer Fairy" was also nowhere to be seen.
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached about 2/3 of the Federation Walk, I was fronted with the usual flooded sections, SO I made my way across to Seaworld Drive and rode the rest of the way to The Spit.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Sections of that path were covered in water but only about an inch deep. Back along Seaworld Drive past the Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 47.37km at ave 17.3kph
March total to date: 400kms
2019 total: 1,631km.

7;31am - Today's weather photo at Surfers.
22.4° - 9kph gusting to 11kph NW.

7:31am - At Surfers looking North.

7:31am - At Surfers looking East.

7:31am - At Surfers looking South.

7;59am - the flooded part of the Federation Walk.

8:02am - the flooded part of the Doug Jennings Park.

8:07am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

9:14am - - the flooded part of the shared path in Broadwater Parklands opposite Australia Fair.

The other end of the flooded shared path.

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Fri 15th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 5:30am, got up, had brekky and left by 5:50am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light BUT building from the North West. The Broadwater was calm.

AS usual, I ride Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. With the sun just getting up, I had to take a photo or two.
I continued down to MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. My new friend (guy in motorhome) was nowhere to be seen, so I continued on to Surfers. I now stick to the bike lane on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted, except for C Gull (see photo). The "Surfer Fairy" was also nowhere to be seen. I wonder if he teamed up with Guy in motorhome.
Then I rode back along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. I spotted the "guy in the motorhome" parked over to the side. This is where he slept last night. Back along Seaworld Drive with a tail/side wind pushing me along to Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island. I rode another lap of the Island and then took photos of Goosey Lucy and mates.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, went up onto the viewing area on the roof of cafe Rockpool and took a couple of photos then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Took some more photos of the big construction that is happening at Lands End. The Gold Coast City Council is having a drain inserted under Wavebreak Is and South Straddie Is and out to sea for about 1km. Something to do with recycled water. I will find out more, as this operation will take a year or more. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 47.66km at ave 16.8kph
March total to date: 352kms
2019 total: 1,584km.

5:57am - taken at Lands End.
22.1° - 13kph gusting to 17kph NW.

6:37am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
22.5° - 17kph gusting to 19kph NW.

6:37am - C Gull.

6:37am - The Coral Sea was pretty calm this morning.

6:37am - at Surfers. Can you spot the dude doing exercises?

7:14am - at The Spit.
24.8° - 20kph gusting to 26kph NW.

7:55am - Goosey Lucy and his mates on MacIntosh Island.

8:13am - my view while having my coffee at Cafe Rockpool.

8:31am - The view from the viewing area on the roof of cafe Rockpool.

8:57am - the big construction happening at Lands End.

8:58am - at Lands End looking towards Labrador then Southport in the background.

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Thu 14th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 5:40am, got up, had brekky and left by 6:06am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was very light BUT building from the South. The Broadwater was very smooth.

As I rode over the Sundale Bridge over the Nerang river, I noticed the guy who lives in his motorhome. At night, I have noticed him parked in various locations: eg: Out the back of our apartment, in Narrowneck, On Marine Parade, at the Spit.. you get the idea. Well this morning he was parked in the carpark at Pelican beach on the south side of the Sundale Bridge. I continued upto MacIntosh Is. rode a lap and a half then over the bridge at Narrowneck. To my surprise, the guy was parked there, obviously, he left Pelican Beach just after I rode past him and drove over to here and parked. Checking my Strava, it took me 12 minutes.

Heading towards Surfers, I rode along the bike path on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted, except for a homeless guy who I later found out was the "Surfer Paradise Fairy". This guy I have noticed a few times on my rides. He wears a tutu and a bikini top. Well, he was asleep under the lifesaving tower just near Cavil Ave.
Then I rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area barrier HAS FINALLY BEEN REMOVED. About bloody time.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along Seaworld Drive into a stiff southerly to Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island opposite Narrowneck at Main Beach. Back at MacIntosh Is. The guy in the motorhome was outside, so I stopped and chatted to him. Nice guy.
I rode my lap of the Island and then took photos of Goosey Lucy and mates.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Past the sunken yacht which is closer to shore but no signs of removing it. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 45.80km at ave 16.5kph
March total to date: 305kms
2019 total: 1,536km.

6:15am - taken at Lands End.
24.1° - 19kph gusting to 26kph S.



6:15am - taken at Lands End.
24.1° - 19kph gusting to 26kph S.

6:15am - taken at Lands End.
24.1° - 19kph gusting to 26kph S.

6:56am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
25.2° - 20kph gusting to 26kph S.



6:56am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

6:56am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

6:56am - Superb sunrise.



7:30am - taken at the end of The Spit.
25.9° - 20kph gusting to 26kph S.

7:30am - taken at the end of The Spit.
25.9° - 20kph gusting to 26kph S.r8

8:16am - Goosey Lucy and mates taking it very easy.



8:25am - Aquaduck coming ashore at Pelican Beach near Sundale Bridge.

8:25am - Aquaduck coming ashore at Pelican Beach near Sundale Bridge.

8:57am - Getting closer to shore.



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Mon 11th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 6:00am, got up, had brekky and left by 6:25am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was already blowing, so when I headed North, I had to push into a stiff breeze. The Broadwater was a little choppy. At MacIntosh Is, Goosey Lucy and the 7 other geese were quite happy eating lettuce that Mark gives them daily.

Heading towards Surfers, I rode along the bike path on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. Then I rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area barrier is still half up.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along the Federation Walk to Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island opposite Narrowneck at Main Beach. Back at MacIntosh Is. I rode my lap of the Island and then took photos of Peter Peacock and Goosey Lucy and mates.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Past the sunken yacht which is closer to shore but no signs of removing it. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 45.74km at ave 16.9kph
March total to date: 259kms
2019 total: 1,490km.

7:11am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
24.9° - 19kph gusting to 26kph N.



7:11am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Where's the crowd??

7:11am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Beautiful Sunrise.

7:11am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

7:46am - taken at The Spit.

8:34am - taken at MacIntosh Island.
Peter Peacock just relaxing on a benchseat.

8:37am - taken at MacIntosh Island.
Goosey Lucy.

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Sat 9th March - The Spit and MacIntosh Island with my 'little boy'.

Today, I rode with Jay, my eldest son. He wanted to get back into riding, as he hadn't ridden since 2nd September 2017. Who am I to say "No" to my little boy. We planned to meet at our apartment at 6am.

I awoke before the alarm at 5:15am. Got up, checked the weather and texted Jay that it was drizzling but we decided to ride anyway, as Jay said we get wet. Stiff shit.
I had brekky and went down stairs, got my bike and waited for Jay to arrive. He was on time.
We left by 6:01am. As Jay hadn't ridden for at least 18 months, we decided to ride just to the Spit and maybe home via MacIntosh Island park.
The breeze wasn't too bad, as we headed along Marine Parade to our caravan park, then along the shared path and the Nerang River, then along Seaworld Drive to the Spit. We stopped at the end of the spit and then rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa Spit). We rode back to the Southport SLSC and Jay was feeling Ok, except for a numb bum. So we rode down and through MacIntosh Island, I naturally pointed out Goosey Lucy and his mates, as well as, Peter Peacock and family. Jay was suitably impressed.
We then rode home, as Marg was still asleep, Jay didn't see his mum. We said our goodbyes and we plan to ride again next Saturday.

It's not often that the opportunity arises that I can ride with Jay, so I cherish everytime we do.

Today's ride was: 27.86km at ave 17.3kph
March total to date: 212kms
2019 total: 1,443km.

6:43am - Jay at the end of The Spit. Checking his Strava.
Nice cycling shorts, Jay.
23.7° - 7kph gusting to 11kph S.



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Fri 8th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 5:50am, got up, had brekky and left by 6:05am. I rode my normal route.
The breeze was already blowing, so when I headed South, I had to push into a stiff breeze. The Broadwater was a little choppy. At MacIntosh Is, Goosey Lucy and the 7 other geese were still waiting for the Mark to arrive and open the gate. They have forgotten that they can fly.

Heading towards Surfers, I rode along the bike path on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos. The beach was nearly deserted. Then I rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area barrier is still half up.

As normal, I rode to the end of both Spits. Sat at the end of the East Spit and ate my 2 bananas. They were YUMMA. Rode to the end of the Broadwater Spit then around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Back along the Federation Walk to Southport SLSC then along the shared path back to MacIntosh Island opposite Narrowneck at Main Beach. Back at MacIntosh Is. I rode my lap of the Island and then took photos of Peter Peacock and Goosey Lucy and mates.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool, then back to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End. Past the sunken yacht which has now turned around and facing shore. I don't know if the tide and wind did it or some human intervention. I will keep an eye on what is happening. Eventually, I made it home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 47.52km at ave 15.8kph
March total to date: 185kms
2019 total: 1,416km.

6:56am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
25.2° - 28kph gusting to 35kph ESE.



6:56am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Where's the crowd??

6:56am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
There they are.

6:56am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
The beach is chockers.... Maybe not..

8:31am - taken at Mac Intosh Island
This dude scampered along the branch.

7:36am - taken the end of the Spit, looking towards Surfers.
25.7° - 30kph gusting to 33kph ESE.

7:36am - taken the end of the Spit, looking inshore.
25.7° - 30kph gusting to 33kph ESE.

8:33am - taken at MacIntosh Island.
5 of the Island's 8 geese.

8:33am - taken at MacIntosh Island.
3 of the Island's 14 peacocks. Mark the head gardener reckons there are 14 peacocks and 7 peahens and 8 geese.

9:27am - taken just south of the Labrador boat ramp.
It has turned around and is now facing the shore.

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Wed 6th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I slept in until 6:45am, got up, had brekky and left by 7:19am. I rode my normal route.
When I left there wasn't a 'puff of wind'. The Broadwater was glassy, I should have stopped and taken a photo, but didn't. At MacIntosh Is, said "hi" to Mark (the head gardener), this is normal. Goosey Lucy and his mates were out and over near the carpark, usually they aren't that close to the road.

Heading towards Surfers, I rode along the bike path on the Esplanade, it is easier than battling the walkers on the shared path.
I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos then rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I get back onto the Shared path which eventually turns into the Federation Walk. As I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area barrier is still half up. Buggered, if I know why it was there in the first place. At the Sand Pumping pier, I spoke to 2 surfers walking back from the beach about the crushed rock etc and they weren't very happy about it. They said it is very rough on their feet.

I rode to the end of both Spits (East is on The Coral Sea, while the West spit is on The Broadwater). Took photos at both ends of the spits, while at the east end, I took some more photos of the waves and spray. There was an odd wave or two in each set that was bigger than the others and caused a bit of spray. It looked good.

Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool after completing another lap of MacIntosh Is. The Peacocks were out in force. Spoke to Kamal who is manager of cafe Rockpool. After coffee I headed back home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 45.81km at ave 17.8kph
March total to date: 138kms
2019 total: 1,369km.

8:05am - My Daily weather photo taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
25.5° - 6kph gusting to 9kph W.



8:05am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

8:05am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

8:05am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

8:05am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

8:40am - taken the end of the Spit, looking towards Surfers.
26.1° - 7kph gusting to 9kph NW.

8:40am - the beacon at the end of the Spit.
26.1° - 7kph gusting to 9kph NW.

8:57am - taken at the Broadwater end of The Spit.
27.2° - 9kph gusting to 15kph NE.

9:27am - taken at Mac Intosh Is, the friendly Peacocks.

9:38am - taken from the middle of the shared path bridge over the Nerang river. Looking towards Southport Yacht Club.
27.5° - 9kph gusting to 13kph ENE.

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Mon 4th March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I planned to wake up and get up about 6am but I was buggered, so I slept in and eventually get up, had brekky and left by 7:02am. I rode my normal route. While heading south, I pushed into a headwind. At MacIntosh Is, said "hi" to Mark (the head gardener). Goosey Lucy and his mates were out and eating the grass. Upon my return, I hope to take some photos of them.

Heading towards Surfers, I noticed the increase in pedestrian traffic along the shared path, so I opted for the road. There were fewer cars than people. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos then rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, where I stopped and take a panaromic of the beach. It was closed, due to the rough seas. Continued along the Federation Walk. As I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area was still there, and as it was still down in the mid section, I rode through it. At the Sand Pumping pier, some mental gaint (aka who sits at a desk and definitely doesn't ride), has decided to add crushed rock all under the pier. It has now reduced the height under the pier, so as I walk under it, I have to duck as I easily hit my helmet. Also the surfers who surf the break at The Spit used to walk along beautiful soft sand. Now after mental giant's work, it is very rough crushed rock, pebbles etc and would be very hard on bare feet. Some people are real dickheads. Why they did it, God only knows and I doubt that he does.

I rode to the end of both Spits (East is on The Coral Sea, while the West spit is on The Broadwater). while at the east end, I took some more photos of the waves and spray. There was an odd wave or two in each set that was bigger than the others and caused a bit of spray. It looked good. Stopped for a coffee at Cafe Rockpool after completing another lap of MacIntosh Is. Spoke to Kamal who is manager of cafe Rockpool. He asked when he would see Mase (grandson) again, I said soon. After coffee I headed back home. Another brilliant ride.

Today's ride was: 47.16km at ave 16.3kph
March total to date: 92kms
2019 total: 1,323km.

7:32am - Barge and Digger just near the Sundale Bridge.



7:52am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
25.6° - 30kph gusting to 33kph SE.



7:52am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

7:52am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

7:52am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.

7:52am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Cops on Patrol.

8:04am - taken about 100 meters South of Southport SLSC.
25.6° - 30kph gusting to 33kph SE.



8:04am - taken about 100 meters South of Southport SLSC.

8:20am - taken about 20 meters South of the Sand Pumping Pier near the Seaway.
26.2° - 30kph gusting to 33kph SE.

8:27am - taken at the end of The Spit.
26.2° - 30kph gusting to 33kph SE.

8:27am - taken at the end of The Spit. looking towards Surfers.

9:06am - taken at Narrowneck, showing the erosion.
26.8° - 28kph gusting to 32kph SE.



9:06am - taken at Narrowneck. Beach access closed.



9:06am - taken at Narrowneck, showing the erosion.



9:06am - taken at Narrowneck, Beach access closed.



9:18am - Back at MacIntosh Is. 2 of the 8 friendly peacocks.



9:20am - Back at MacIntosh Is. This is the 'alpha' Goosey Lucy.

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Sat 2nd March - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

I planned to ride with Jay (my eldest son) but after the weather report on Friday night, we decided to give it a miss. I woke at 6:17am and checked the weather, it was blowing and raining, so it was a good decision not to ride. About 8am, the weather had improved a lot, so I decided to ride my normal route. I left home at 8:18am and while heading south, I had to push into a bugger of a headwind. At MacIntosh Is, I spoke to Mark (the head gardener). On weekends, the 8 geese are let off the island for about 3 hours, then put back on the island.

Heading towards Surfers, there weren't many walkers about, due to the misty rain. I stopped at Hanlan street 'lookout' and took my daily weather photos then rode along the Esplanade to the Southport SLSC, then along the Federation Walk, as I approached the Sand Pumping pier, the police cordoned off area was still there, so I checked it out and someone had pulled down a section of it. It appears that it was erected when the seawall was closed and that 'they' forgot to remove it when they reopened the seawall.

I rode to the ends of both Spits (east and West). Headed off for a coffee at cafe Rockpool via another lap of MacIntosh Is. Spoke to Kamal who is manager of cafe Rockpool. He asked when he would see Mase (grandson) again, I said soon. After coffee I headed back home.

Today's ride was: 44.70km at ave 17.0kph
March total to date: 44kms
Year to date total: 1,275km.

9:06am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
23.0° - 13kph gusting to 17kph S.



9:06am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking North.



9:06am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking East.



9:06am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking South.



9:37am - taken at the end of the Spit.
A boat struggling through the waves.
24.3° - 20kph gusting to 26kph S.



9:37am - taken at the end of the Spit.
Looking towards Surfers.



9:37am - taken at the end of the Spit.
Nice scenery.



9:49am - taken near the Sand Pumping pier(in the background) near the Spit.



11:11am - taken just south of the Labrador boat ramp.
No sign of recovering it, yet.



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Thu 28th February - Surfers, MacIntosh Island and Spit.

Left home at 6:50am and while heading south, I had to push into a bugger of a headwind. At MacIntosh Is, the geese had not been let out and were still on their island behind a fence and not very happy. Heading towards Surfers, the council workers were busy smoothing out the beach after the edge of Cyclone Oma. While riding along the Federation Walk, as I approached the Sand Pumping pier, there is still a police cordoned off area. I don't know why. I rode to the ends of both Spits (east and West). Headed off for a coffee at cafe Rockpool via another lap of MacIntosh Is. Met the new girl (Christina) at cafe rockpool and then headed off to Lands End where I got drowned by a very quick downpour before returning home, looking like a drowned rat.

Today's ride was: 46.59km at ave 16.8kph
February total: 646kms
Year to date total: 1,231km.

6:59am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
22.0° - 44kph gusting to 50kph ESE.



6:59am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking North.



6:59am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking East.



6:59am - taken at Surfers opposite Hanlan St.
Looking South.



7:35am - taken at the end of the Spit.
Looking towards Surfers.

7:35am - taken at the end of the Spit.
Looking East.
21.9° - 35kph gusting to 46kph ESE.



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