This webpage will list my riding adventures
starting 4th May 2020.

This is my normal route.



This is a breakdown of my normal bike route from Home to Robbies Cafe to the Spit and return.

  • 1.6kms - Home to Turnaround Pt.
  • 10.7kms - Turnaround to GC600 Park.
  • 20.9kms - GC600 Park to Robbies Cafe.
  • 28.8kms - Robbies Cafe to Surfers Photo Spot.
  • 37.2kms - Surfers Photo Spot to The Spit.
  • 52.0kms - The Spit to Cafe Rockpool.
  • 58.4kms - Cafe Rockpool to Turnaround Pt.
  • 61.1kms - Turnaround Pt to Home.

  • Home to Turnaround Pt down to Surfers via GC600 Park to Robbies Cafe to The Spit (both ends) then back through GC600 Park back to the Turnaround Pt and finally back Home about 60kms.



    27. Thu 2nd Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.68kms.
    26. Tue 30th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.25kms.
    24. Thu 25th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.54kms.
    23. Wed 17th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.70kms.
    22. Mon 15th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.94kms.
    21. Sat 13th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.68kms.
    20. Fri 12th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.53kms.
    19. Tue 9th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.68kms.
    18. Sat 6th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 50.61kms.
    17. Thu 4th Jun - Home to The Spit - 25.82kms.
    16. Wed 3rd Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 51.24kms.
    15. Sun 31st May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Robbies, Surfers, The Spit - 61.90kms.
    14. Fri 29th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 53.35kms.
    13. Wed 27th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.33kms.
    12. Tue 26th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.21kms.
    11. Sun 24th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.47kms.
    10. Thu 21st May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.88kms.
    09. Tue 19th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.47kms.
    08. Sun 17th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 48.69kms.
    07. Thu 14th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 49.44kms.
    06. Wed 13th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 48.27kms.
    05. Mon 11th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.08kms.
    04. Sun 10th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.52kms.
    03. Fri 8th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.29kms.
    02. Wed 6th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.02kms.
    01. Mon 4th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.83kms.

    Thu 2nd Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.68kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.


    I left at 7:00am. The breeze was light and variable. I didn't need to wear my spray jacket.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were all over near the carpark area. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked, but they are packing up, so should be ready very soon. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, as the pedestrians were low in numbers.

    I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along Seaworld Drive, stopping at Seaworld, then Marina Mirage. Same as Tuesday. Past the Southport SLSC. Arriving back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were back together in one big happy group of 13. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.
    As I approached cafe Rockpool, the 3 tables and chairs were empty, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 71 caravans, 11 less than on Tuesday. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.68km at ave 15.9kph
    July total to date: 56kms
    2020 total: 2,658.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#618) - Café Rockpool - ride #196 - morning ride - cloudy - 12-20deg 6-13kph Var

    9:15am - Whale watching boat heading out.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:54am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:54am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 30th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.25kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.


    I left at 7:02am. The breeze was light and slowly increased. There was enough of a wind chill, to make me stop and put on my spray jacket.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and split into 2 sections. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked, but they are packing up, so should be ready very soon. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, as the pedestrians were low in numbers.

    I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along Seaworld Drive, stopping at Seaworld, then Marina Mirage. Past the Southport SLSC. Arriving back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were back together in one big happy group of 13. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.
    As I approached cafe Rockpool, the 3 tables and chairs were empty, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 84 caravans, so the park appears to be approx 1/3 full. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.25km at ave 15.3kph
    June total to date: 543kms
    2020 total: 2,601.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#617) - Café Rockpool - ride #195 - morning ride - cloudy - 12-21deg 7-28kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:56am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:56am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:56am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:48am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:48am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 26th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.58kms

    Today's highlight was: the beautiful view of the Broadwater, very glassy.


    I left at 7:11am. The breeze was light and stayed that way. There was enough of a wind chill, to make me stop and put on my spray jacket.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. The workers have now finished trimming their island. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked, but they are packing up, so should be ready very soon. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I also took off my spray jacket, as it was getting warmer. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, as the pedestrians were low in numbers.

    I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk. I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were checking out their new trimmed island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.
    As I approached cafe Rockpool, the 3 tables and chairs were empty, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, The park appears to be approx 1/4 full. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.58km at ave 16.9kph
    June total to date: 489kms
    2020 total: 2,548.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#616) - Café Rockpool - ride #194 - morning ride - cloudy - 12-20deg 0-19kph Var

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:02am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:02am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:02am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:02am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:46am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:46am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 25th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.54kms

    Today's highlight was: the beautiful view of the Broadwater, very glassy.


    I left at 7:18am after a good night's sleep. The breeze was light and stayed that way. There was enough of a wind chill, to make me stop and put on my spray jacket.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. The workers have been trimming their island and it is looking real good. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked, but they are packing up, so should be ready very soon. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I also took off my spray jacket, as it was getting warmer. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, as the pedestrians were low in numbers.

    I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk. I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were lazing in the sun. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.
    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, The park appears to be approx 1/4 full. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.54km at ave 16.8kph
    June total to date: 437kms
    2020 total: 2,495.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#615) - Café Rockpool - ride #193 - morning ride - sunny - 7-19deg 0-13kph Var

    A magnificent view of Bum's bay.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:57am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:57am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 17th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.70kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.


    I left at 7:13am after a good night's sleep. The breeze was light and building from the South for the whole ride. There was enough of a wind chill, to make me stop and put on my spray jacket.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a building headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I also took off my spray jacket, as the wind was now behind me. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, as the pedestrians were low in numbers.

    I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk. I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were lazing in the sun. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.
    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great. Unlike Saturday, today was quiet.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, The park appears to be approx 1/4 full. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.70km at ave 16.3kph
    June total to date: 383kms
    2020 total: 2,442.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#614) - Café Rockpool - ride #192 - morning ride - sunny - 14-22deg 9-41kph S

    Coffee at Kamals (Cafe Rockpool).

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:07am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:07am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:07am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:52am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:52am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 15th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.94kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 10:58am, the breeze was light and building from the South for the whole ride. It was warm enough to ride without tights and a 2nd jersey.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a building headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a tail breeze. You bloody beauty.

    I rode along the road as it is easier. At the Southport YC roundabout and Seaworld Drive, there are major roundabout reconstructions going on. I continued along Seaworld Drive, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Dodged all the walkers and sat at the end and ate my banana. Took a photo of the waves breaking over the Spit. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk.

    As the wind was blowing, the surf was very choppy and consequently, no surfers to be seen but a few fishermen.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. No wildlife today.
    Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 3 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were laying on the grass, quite relaxed. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park and then arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 42.94km at ave 17.5kph
    June total to date: 330kms
    2020 total: 2,388.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#613 - ride #191 - morning ride - sunny - 22-23deg 19-28kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:43am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:43am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:43am - at Surfers - looking South.

    12:26pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    12:26pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 13th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.68kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.
    Today's lowlight was: just the sheer volume of people out and about. They were everywhere... BUT then again it is Saturday.

    I left at 8:24am after a good night's sleep. The breeze was light and from the South for the whole ride. It was warm enough to ride without tights and a 2nd jersey.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Being Saturday, Mark was on duty and let the geese out for their wander. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a light cross breeze.

    I rode along the road as the weekend brings out everyone on the shared paths. At the Southport YC roundabout and Seaworld Drive, there are still major roundabout reconstructions going on. I rode along Federation Walk, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Dodged all the walkers and stood and ate my banana, as my rock was taken. bastards. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk, which is a lot better to ride as the workers did a good job of reconstructing the gravel path which was overgrown and the gravel had lot of deep, smooth sandy potholes. It is a lot better now.

    As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers.
    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were locked on their island, and evrything was quiet. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great. Within 2 minutes of me ordering the joint was jumping at least 15 parents and kids arrived. SO my thought of a 'quiet' coffee evaporated.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, There were at least 20 new arrivals this morning, as QLD has slackened off some rules. Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.68km at ave 17.4kph
    June total to date: 287kms
    2020 total: 2,345.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#612) - Café Rockpool - ride #190 - morning ride - sunny - 18-22deg 6-17kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:09am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:09am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:09am - at Surfers - looking South.

    9:52am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:52am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 12th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.53kms

    Today's highlight was: watching Danny Dolphin and mate fishing in the seaway. Unfortunately no photo.

    I left at 7:21am, the breeze was light and building from the South for the whole ride. It was warm enough to ride without tights and a 2nd jersey.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a building headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a tail breeze. You bloody beauty.

    I rode along the road as it is easier. At the Southport YC roundabout and Seaworld Drive, there are major roundabout reconstructions going on. I continued along Seaworld Drive, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Dodged all the walkers and sat at the end and ate my banana. Took a photo of the waves breaking over the Spit. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk.

    As the wind was blowing, the surf was very choppy and consequently, no surfers to be seen but a few fishermen.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. No wildlife today.
    Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 3 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were laying on the grass, quite relaxed. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park and then arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.53km at ave 17.3kph
    June total to date: 234kms
    2020 total: 2,292.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#611) - Café Rockpool - ride #189 - morning ride - sunny - 17-23deg 9-24kph S

    A rough day at The Spit.

    A part of the Federation walk.

    Goosey Lucy and mates just chillin' out.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:51am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:51am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 9th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.68kms

    Today's highlight was: Sitting down at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee - 1st time since 27th Feb.
    Trying to break 50kms today, so will do a few extra laps of macIntosh island and The Spit.

    I left at 7:36am after a good night's sleep. The breeze was light and building from the South for the whole ride. It was warm enough to ride without tights and a 2nd jersey, but I had 2nd thoughts about not wearing a 2nd jersey.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Said "hi" to Mark as I rode past him. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked, as the workers are cleaning and repainting it. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a building headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a tail breeze. You bloody beauty.

    I rode along the road as it is easier. At the Southport YC roundabout and Seaworld Drive, there are major roundabout reconstructions going on. I continued along Seaworld Drive, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Dodged all the walkers and sat at the end and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk.

    As the wind was blowing, the surf was very choppy and consequently, no surfers to be seen but a lot of fishermen.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. No snakes today.
    Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 3 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were being fed by a couple. There were a million pigeons and heaps of Ibis, but Goosey Lucy were the alpha breed. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I approached cafe Rockpool, there were 3 tables and chairs out the front with nobody there, SO I stopped for a coffee. It was great.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park and then arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.68km at ave 17.3kph
    June total to date: 181kms
    2020 total: 2,240.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#610) - Café Rockpool - ride #188 - morning ride - cloudy - 16-22deg 13-46kph S

    1st sitdown coffee at Cafe Rockpool since 27th Feb. It was great.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:26am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:26am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:26am - at Surfers - looking South.

    9:03am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:03am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Someone tried to sneak out, but I got him.

    Goosey Lucy and mates wanted their photo taken. Who am I, to say No.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 6th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 50.61kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.
    Today's lowlight was: just missing seeing the baby green tree snake crossing the gravel path.

    I left at 8:04am after a good night's sleep. The breeze was light and variable for the whole ride. It was warm enough to ride without tights and a 2nd jersey.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Being Saturday, Mark is back at work after a few months leave and sick leave. Had a quick word with him and then continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to narrowneck is still blocked, as the workers are cleaning and repainting it. I rode 2 laps of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a light cross breeze.

    I rode along the road as the weekend brings out everyone on the shared paths. At the Southport YC roundabout and Seaworld Drive, there are major roundabout reconstructions going on. I continued along Seaworld Drive, then rode out to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit). Then a lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Dodged all the walkers and sat at the end and ate my banana. Rode another lap of Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park. Then rode back along the seaway path to the start of the Federation Walk, which is a lot better to ride as the workers did a good job of reconstructing the gravel path which was overgrown and the gravel had lot of deep, smooth sandy potholes. It is a lot better now.

    As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers.
    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track), the whole way back to Southport SLSC. As I was about halfway along the Walk, I saw a young cycling family stopped taking photos, as I approached the Dad said "snake". I said a python, he said nope, a baby green tree snake. Bugger. I missed the photo opportunity. I haven't seen a snake for months. I continued on my way, before stopping at Midwater display office. This is another highrise being built by 'our' builder Heran. I finally left, after talking to Hamish and Michelle, the sales people. Michelle sold us our apartment.
    Arrived back at MacIntosh island, rode 2 laps, Goosey Lucy and mates were locked on their island, and were obviously in a heated discussion, as I stopped to view them, they were extremely noisy. Stopped for some water before heading homeward, with a slight tailwind the whole way. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 50.61km at ave 18.1kph
    June total to date: 128kms
    2020 total: 2,186.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#609) - ride #187 - morning ride - sunny - 15-22deg 7-15kph Var

    The 'Black Diamond' sailing through the seaway to the Coral Sea.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:08am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:08am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:08am - at Surfers - looking South.

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

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

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    Thu 4th Jun - Home to The Spit - 25.82kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding with my 'little' boy.

    Jay rang me on Tuesday and asked if we could ride on Thursday. Naturally, I said "Yes". Jay asked could he ride my 2nd Mountain bike as he had to remove DJ's baby seat to fit his bike in and that is a real pain.

    We left at 7:04am and the breeze started off light and was building through the entire ride and it was cool. We both had on tights and I had 2 long sleeve jerseys while Jay had my 'old' cycling jacket.

    As Jay hadn't ridden since last June, he only wanted to ride to The Spit and back, which we did. We rode along the road to 'our' caravan park then along the shared path to Southport YC then along Seaworld Drive to The Spit. Sat on my rock and ate our bananas before retracing our route back home.

    It was great riding with Jay and we may repeat this next week.

    Today's ride was: 25.82km at ave 17.3kph
    June total to date: 77kms
    2020 total: 2,136.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Spit - ride #186 with Jay ride #1 for 2020 - morning ride
    very cool-sunny - 15-17deg 17-41kph S

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    Wed 3rd Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 51.24kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding in cool weather conditions.

    I left at 8:03am and the breeze started off and stayed light ish and it was cool. I had on tights and 2 long sleeve jerseys.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates had just been let out off their island. Mark the head gardener is back at work,so I said "hi" to him. I rode a lap of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the shared path as there were not many walkers about.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive to the Spit, as there wasn't much traffic. At the end of The Spit, there were a larger than normal crowd on The Spit this morning.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Federation Walk to the Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates enjoying their weekday freedom.
    I then headed homeward, via a tour of Paradise Waters and a lap of 'our' caravan park to break the 50kms barrier. Very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.24km at ave 18.0kph
    June total to date: 51kms
    2020 total: 2,110.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#607) - ride #185
    morning ride - sunny - 12-20deg 6-19kph NW

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:52am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:52am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:52am - at Surfers - looking South.

    9:29am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:29am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Sun 31st May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Robbies, Surfers, The Spit - 61.90kms

    Today's highlight was: Beating last month's riding total of 703kms. I needed at least 51kms to beat last month, SO instead of doing more laps, I rode to Robbies at Miami Beach.

    I left at 7:13am and the breeze was light and variable for the whole ride. It threatened to rain, heavy overcast clouds BUT as usual, it was ALL SHOW NO GO. Being Sunday, I stayed on the road for the majority of the ride.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were pissed off as the weekend gardener had not let them off their island. I rode a lap of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and continued to Robbie McEwens' Piccolo Espresso cafe. I passed the $1B Jewel 3 towers, it still isn't finished. Rode along the shared path through Broadbeach, bad decision, too many people. Continued down to Robbies, didn't plan to stop anyway. Good idea there was a queue waiting for takeaway coffees etc. Did a U turn and retraced my route back to Surfers, where I stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a light tailwind.

    Headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade then through Narrowneck then along Seaworld Drive to the Spit. I didn't need to do laps as I usual do, as I was only needing 51kms to break last month's distance ridden (703kms). There were people everywhere. As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers. Rode to the end of the Spit and sat on my rock and ate my banana, I rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I noticed that the workers had repaired Federation Walk, so I rode back along it and was pleased to see that the workers had repaired most of the soft potholes. At Southport SLSC, I rode along the road to MacIntosh island. Goosey Lucy and mates were still locked away on their island and not happy. I left Goosey and headed homeward. As the weather was excellent for boaties this morning, I noticed that every boat car park were full and overflowing, with car and trailers parked on natural strips etc. As I crossed the carpark just south of 'our' caravan park, I decided to count the number of car and trailers. Only 110. It is a large carpark. Then i rode a lap of 'our' caravan park. As I approached home, my speedo ticked over 60kms.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 61.90km at ave 17.8kph
    May total to date: 714kms
    2020 total: 2,059.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Robbies - Surfers - Spit(#606) - ride #184
    morning ride - overcast - 16-21deg 9-17kph Var

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:46am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:46am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:46am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:20am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:20am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Fri 29th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 53.35kms

    Today's highlight was: my 1st 50+kms ride since 10th Januray 2020.

    I left at 7:18am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were still locked up on their island. The workers had not arrived yet. I rode 1 lap of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Shared path until Narrowneck when I crossed onto the road, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive with a nice tailwind, as it was blowing like buggery, the surf was very choppy, consequently, no surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and dodged the spray from the waves crashing against the Seawall. I stood and drank some water. No bananas today, I forgot to buy some.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Federation Walk (the gravel track). The workers are working on the gravel path.. About time too. I stayed on the shared path the whole way to MacIntosh island. As I wanted to pass 50kms today, I rode another 3 laps of MacIntosh. I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a takeway coffee and sat on the bench seat, but it was a hassle to drink, so I wont get another one until I can sit at a table.
    Again to add to my kms, I rode around 'our' caravn park and stopped and chatted to Vicki who manages the park. naturally, she can't wait until more restrictions are eased. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwind the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.35km at ave 16.8kph
    May total to date: 652kms
    2020 total: 1,997.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#605) - ride #183
    morning ride - overcast - 17-22deg 15-43kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:04am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:44am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:44am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Wed 27th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.33kms

    This year's highlight was: riding with my former workmate and friend Crusty.

    I left at 8:15am and the breeze started off and stayed light ish and variable.

    Crusty met me on the shared path opposite our apartment and wanted to ride my normal route. SO we did my normal route but not the multiple laps of MacIntosh island or the Spit, only a single lap. I only ride multiple to increase my distance ridden.

    Crusty arrived at 8:30am, and we rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. We continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were waiting for us, but we didn't stop, continuing on our way to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. We headed off to the Spit along the shared path, after a kilometer or so, we moved onto the road. We kept on the road and didn't venture on any gravel tracks, as Crusty rides a roadie and we didn't want to get a puncture. .

    We rode along Seaworld Drive to and from the Spit. At the end of The Spit, we looked for whales but alas, there weren't any. We sat on my rock and chatted, while taking in the beautiful vistas. Even if it was overcast.
    We rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    We rode back along Seaworld drive and the other roads back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates. Crusty commented on the volume of Goosey Lucy and mates. I said that they were just welcoming Crusty here.

    We then headed off to Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. I saw Kamal, so I spoke to him. They are still only serving takeaway coffees. Crusty 'shouted' me my coffee. I hope that he rides more often with me, if he buys me a coffee everytime.

    We rode homeward, Crusty asked whether there is a Labrador equivalent of Melbourne's "Black Pearl". I showed him "Susie Lou" he was suitably impressed. As my grandson Mason says, Susie Lou is the pride of the fleet. We said our goodbyes and hope to meet up again for another ride in the future.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 42.33km at ave 17.8kph
    May total to date: 599kms
    2020 total: 1,943.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#604) - ride #182
    morning ride - overcast - 16-22deg 4-13kph Var

    Crusty at my Surfer photo spot near Hanlan St.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

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

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

    Susie Lou - The pride of our fleet.
    This photo wasn't taken today.

    Susie Lou - The pride of our fleet.
    This photo wasn't taken today.

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    Tue 26th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.21kms

    This year's highlight was: watching and photographing a baby whale playing about 150 meters off the end of The Spit.

    I left at 5:58am and the breeze started off and stayed light ish and it was still dark.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates had just been let out off their island. Mark the head gardener is back at work, Nige is still there. I said "hi" to both of them. I rode a lap of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the shared path as there were not many walkers about.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive to and from the Spit, as there wasn't much traffic. At the end of The Spit, there were 3 other people there and we watched a baby whale frollicking about 150 meters from us. It was ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT. Such a beautiful creature. It swam towards us and then turned around. We were so lucky to see it. The annual whale migration has started.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Seaworld drive and the other roads back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates enjoying their weekday freedom.
    I then headed homeward. Very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 47.21km at ave 18.1kph
    May total to date: 556kms
    2020 total: 1,901.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#603) - ride #181
    morning ride - freezing - 11-18deg 9-15kph NW

    Whale.

    Whale.

    Whale.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    6:40am - at Surfers - looking North.

    6:40am - at Surfers - looking East.

    6:40am - at Surfers - looking South.

    7:16am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    7:16am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Sun 24th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.47kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding BUT it was FREEZING.

    I left at 6:24am and the breeze started off and stayed light ish.

    I had organised to ride with Simon who worked with me in Melbourne many moons ago, BUT due to an unforeseen episode he couldn't make it. SO I rode by myself.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were not at all happy the weekend gardener had not let them off their island and were telling everyone within sight, just how unhappy they were. I rode a lap of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the shared path as there were not many walkers about.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) The surf was coming in, in beautiful large sets, so there were heaps of surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got damp from the spray caused by the waves crashing against the Seawall. I could still sit on my rock and ate my banana.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Seaworld drive until Philp Park and then along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates still squaking near the gate. They were STILL not happy.
    I then headed homeward. Very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.47km at ave 17.2kph
    May total to date: 509kms
    2020 total: 1,854.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#602) - ride #180
    morning ride - freezing - 11-17deg 9-22kph NW

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:14am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:14am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:14am - at Surfers - looking South.

    7:53am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    7:53am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Waves at the end of The Spit.

    Waves at the end of The Spit.

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    Thu 21st May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.88kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:38am and the breeze started off and stayed light ish.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) The surf was large, so there were heaps of surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got damp from the spray caused by the waves crashing against the Seawall. I could still sit on my rock and ate my banana.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates just relaxing.
    I then headed homeward. Very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 47.88km at ave 16.6kph
    May total to date: 463kms
    2020 total: 1,808.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#601) - ride #179
    morning ride - overcast - 18-21deg 4-20kph W

    Our apartment is to the right of centre.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:24am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:24am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:24am - at Surfers - looking South.

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

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

    Goosey Lucy and mates wanted their photo on this page.

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    Tue 19th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.47kms

    Today's highlight was: my 600th ride to the Gold Coast Spit, my first ride back on Wednesday 5th August 2009. But who keeps records. Only this old fart.
    BTW, my 600 rides to the Spit including riding 24,015.31kms.

    I left at 7:26am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode 1 lap of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive with a nice tailwind, as it was blowing like buggery, the surf was very choppy, consequently, no surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and again got wet from the waves crashing against the Seawall. I didn't sit on my rock as the spray was covering the seawall. I stood in the lee of the beacon and ate one banana and that was an effort with the wind blowing like buggery. It was 8:46am when I was at the end of the Spit, the BOM at The Spit showed gusts of upto 46kph. I believe it.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Seaworld Drive, then along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and mates just lazing in the sun, just off the shared path. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwind the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.47km at ave 18.4kph
    May total to date: 416kms
    2020 total: 1,760.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#600) - ride #178
    morning ride - cloudy - 19-23deg 28-46kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:14am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:14am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:14am - at Surfers - looking South.
    the wind blew my bike over.

    8:46am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:46am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Sun 17th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 48.69kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:09am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode 2 laps of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive witha nice tailwind, as it was blowing like buggery, the surf was very choppy, consequently, no surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got wet from the waves crashing against the Seawall. I didn't sit on my rock as the spray was covering the seawall. I stood in the lee of the beacon and ate one banana and that was an effort with the wind blowing like buggery. It was 8:45am when I was at the end of the Spit, the BOM at The Spit showed gusts of upto 50kph. I believe it.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along Seaworld Drive, then along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Nige put Goosey Lucy and mates back on their island. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwind the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 48.69km at ave 17.4kph
    May total to date: 371kms
    2020 total: 1,716.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#599) - ride #177
    morning ride - cloudy - 17-22deg 24-52kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:01am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:01am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:01am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:40am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:40am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Blowing like buggery.

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    Thu 14th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 49.44kms

    Today's highlight was: Goosey Lucy and 2 mates CAN BLOODY WELL FLY.

    I left at 7:39am and the breeze started off medium and finished blowing a gale from the South. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As it was windy, the surf wasn't flash so there were only a few surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got damp from the spray caused by the waves crashing against the Seawall. I could still sit on my rock and ate my banana. I took some photos trying to capture the spray.
    I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates just relaxing. The 13th goose is supposedly sitting on her eggs on their island. Then there was a lot of noise when Goosey Lucy and 2 mates FLEW over the perimeter fence surrounding their island and landed in the water. It was the FIRST TIME in 242 visits that I have seen any of the Geese FLY. I am still in a state of SHOCK. Unbelieveable.
    As I regained my composure, I then hunted down Nige and told him what I saw. He said "Yep, they fly very rarely".
    I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwind the whole way. Until I arrived at the AQUA Building. A resident in the Penthouse about 15 floors up, was having an outdoor area remodelled. Check out the photo below. The crane is huge and they blocked the road completely. It would have cost an arm and a leg. I hope it works out well for them.
    I then continued homewards. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 49.44km at ave 17.4kph
    May total to date: 322kms
    2020 total: 1,667.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#598) - ride #176
    morning ride - cloudy - 17-24deg 9-26kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:31am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:31am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:31am - at Surfers - looking South.

    9:15am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:15am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Beautiful waves crashing on the rocks at The Spit.

    The 920meter pipe is installed. Unreal.

    Getting your outdoor timber delivered to your Penthouse.

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    Wed 13th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 48.27kms

    Today's highlight was: watching the 920m long black plastic pipe slowing being dragged under the Nerang River.

    I left at 7:48am and the breeze was light and variable for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Said "Hi" to Nige and I rode a lap and a half of the park.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a light tailwind.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers. Rode to the end of the Spit and sat on my rock and ate my banana, I rode twice to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. I stopped and spoke to "Paul" the security guard, guarding the equipment that is laying around after the 920m plastic pipe was dragged over to the Sundale bridge. The workers should be cleaning uop their site over the next week or so.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Nige was mowing the parkland lawns. While I was relaxing and having a water break, Peter Peacock just wandered over to me. The beauty of MacIntosh island is that the bird life is used to humans. I left Goosey and headed to the Southport YC to watch the workmen drag the pipe to its final position. Headed homeward, with a slight tailwind the whole way. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 48.27km at ave 17.2kph
    May total to date: 273kms
    2020 total: 1,618.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#597) - ride #175
    morning ride - cloudy - 16-22deg 6-17kph Var

    taken on Sundale Bridge shared path.

    taken on Sundale Bridge shared path.

    Sundale Bridge shared path in the background.

    only about 100 meters to go.

    disappearing into the hole, which goes under the Nerang river.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:38am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:38am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:20am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:20am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    Peter Peacock just wandered over to say "Hi".

    Pete is very friendly.

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    Mon 11th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.08kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 6:40am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As it was blowing like buggery, the surf was very choppy, consequently, no surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got wet from the waves crashing against the Seawall. I didn't sit on my rock as the spray was covering the seawall. I stood in the lee of the beacon and ate one banana and that was an effort with the wind blowing like buggery. It was 8:05am when I was at the end of the Spit, the BOM at The Spit showed gusts of 43kph. I believe it.
    I rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 11 mates just relaxing. The 13th goose is supposedly sitting on her eggs on their island. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwing the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 47.08km at ave 17.0kph
    May total to date: 225kms
    2020 total: 1,570.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#596) - ride #174
    morning ride - sunny - 16-21deg 22-44kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:05am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:05am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Sun 10th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.52kms

    Today's highlight was: all the mothers out with their families. they were everywhere. It was great to see.

    I left at 7:01am and the breeze was light and variable for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. Being Sunday Nige was there for only a 3 hour shift. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a light cross breeze.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers. Rode to the end of the Spit and sat on my rock and ate my 2 bananas, I rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park. Being Mother's Day, the Spit carparks and consequently, the neighbouring beaches were chockers.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Nige had just locked up Goosey Lucy and mates on thier island and was feeding Peter Peacock and mates before he finished his shift. Stopped for some water before heading homeward, with a slight tailwind the whole way. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.52km at ave 18.3kph
    May total to date: 178kms
    2020 total: 1,523.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#595) - ride #173
    morning ride - sunny - 16-23deg 0-15kph Var

    The Trimaran in "Bum's Bay" is high and dry at low tide. Obviously, the owner is working on it.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:20am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:20am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Fri 8th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.29kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 6:16am and the breeze was light for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into a light headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a slight tailwind.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As the wind was light, the swell was great for surfing and all the beaches were packed with surfers. Rode to the end of the Spit and sat on my rock and ate my 2 bananas, I rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 12 mates lazing about on the grass. I then headed homeward, with a slight tailwind the whole way. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.29km at ave 17.0kph
    May total to date: 134kms
    2020 total: 1,479.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#594) - ride #172
    morning ride - sunny - 16-23deg 9-13kph SW

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:04am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:04am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:04am - at Surfers - looking South.

    7:43am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    7:43am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Wed 6th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.02kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 6:59am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. On the way, I stopped and put on my spray jacket as a small rain squall blew over me. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Federation Walk (the gravel track) As it was blowing like buggery, the surf was very choppy, consequently, no surfers to be seen. Rode to the end of the Spit and got wet from the waves crashing against the Seawall. I didn't sit on my rock as the spray was covering the seawall. I stand in the lee of the beacon and ate one banana and that was an effort with the wind blowing like buggery. It was 8:30am when I was at the end of the Spit, the BOM at The Spit showed gusts of 41kph. I believe it. While at The end of the Spit, I watched a catamaran sail under mainsail only from down South and turn into the seaway.
    I rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and watched Goosey Lucy and 12 mates walk over the bridge about 10meters from their island. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwing the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.02km at ave 16.0kph
    May total to date: 90kms
    2020 total: 1,435.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#593) - ride #171
    morning ride - cloudy and drizzily - 18-22deg 17-41kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:53am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:53am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:53am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:31am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:31am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

    I watched this catamaran approach the seaway.

    The catamaran is called "Lettin' Go".

    The 1.2km long pipe is nearly ready.

    to be towed to the Sundale bridge.

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    Mon 4th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.83kms

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:44am and the breeze started blowing a gale from the South and stayed that way for the whole ride. Due to the number of walkers on the shared path, I rode on the road from MacIntosh island to Surfers to Southport SLSC, the rest of my ride is on less populated shared paths.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Goosey Lucy and mates were quiet and enjoying their freedom. I rode a lap and a half of the park. Said "Hi" to Nigel the relieving gardener.
    I headed to Surfers along the Esplanade into an awful headwind, and stopped at my usual spot near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the Esplanade, with a lovely tailwind. Very nice.

    I rode along Seaworld Drive with a lovely tailwind. Passing Seaworld I was sitting in between 25-30kph. Very nice. The carpark was jumping and the surfers were again out in force due to the waves ripped by the wind.
    I sat on my rock at the end of the Spit and ate my 2 bananas then rode to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa), back around the shared path that surround the Doug Jennings park.

    I rode back along the gravel path back to Southport SLSC and then along the road to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and as it is a Public Holiday, Goosey Lucy and mates were locked away on their island. I then headed homeward, with a beautiful tailwing the whole way. Very, very pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.83km at ave 17.2kph
    May total to date: 45kms
    2020 total: 1,390.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#592) - ride #170
    morning ride - sunny - 17-23deg 15-41kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:32am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:32am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:32am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Count the humans.

    9:03am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:03am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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