This webpage will list my riding adventures
starting 21st July 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.



    07. Fri 15th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.56kms.
    06. Wed 13th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 37.64kms.
    05. Mon 11th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 46.19kms.
    04. Sat 9th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.00kms.
    03. Tue 5th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.26kms.
    02. Sun 3rd Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.49kms.
    01. Sat 2nd Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.13kms.
    38. Mon 28th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.29kms.
    37. Sun 27th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.80kms.
    36. Wed 23rd Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.53kms.
    35. Fri 11th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.92kms.
    34. Wed 9th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.99kms.
    33. Thu 3rd Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.55kms.
    32. Tue 1st Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.13kms.
    31. Fri 27th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.64kms.
    30. Wed 25th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.08kms.
    29. Mon 23rd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 42.75kms.
    28. Fri 20th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.93kms.
    27. Tue 17th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.63kms.
    26. Wed 11th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.50kms.
    25. Tue 10th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 42.11kms.
    24. Fri 6th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.51kms.
    23. Mon 2nd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.58kms.
    22. Fri 30th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.21kms.
    21. Mon 26th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.60kms.
    20. Wed 21st Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.22kms.
    19. Sat 17th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.07kms.
    18. Thu 15th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.72kms.
    17. Tue 13th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.78kms.
    16. Mon 12th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 55.53kms.
    15. Fri 25th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 57.30kms.
    14. Wed 23rd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 53.99kms.
    13. Thu 17th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.97kms.
    12. Sun 13th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 52.49kms.
    11. Thu 10th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.01kms.
    10. Fri 4th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.25kms.
    09. Thu 3rd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.86kms.
    08. Wed 2nd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.39kms.
    07. Mon 31st Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.51kms.
    06. Thu 27th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.83kms.
    05. Tue 25th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.70kms.
    04. Thu 13th Aug - NO RIDING - Doctor's Orders - The Spit is CLOSED.
    03. Wed 29th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.56kms.
    02. Thu 23rd Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.85kms.
    01. Tue 21st Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.83kms.

    Fri 15th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.56kms.

    Today's highlight was the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:25am. The breeze was light and building from the North for the whole ride and bloody warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Esplanade to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar and watched a guy launch his jetski.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, stopping to take a photo of 'my rock' that I jumped and fell off on Wednesday. My arm is still sore. Then headed along the piers near Marina Mirage. Barge was extremely close, so I photographed it.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were happily eating. I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a 2 scoops of rum and raisin ice cream. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, and counted 42 vacant sites out of 230 caravan sites. That was 39 less than on Monday 11th Jan.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.56km at ave 16.0kph
    January total to date: 309kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#667) - ride #242 - morning ride - sunny - 25-30deg 11-28kph NW-NE

    The 'Bollard' that I jumped off and crashed to Earth on Wednesday.

    The Diving Group were at The Spit this morning.

    Barge working at Marina Mirage.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 13th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 37.64kms.

    Today's highlight was seeing the Lambos and McLaren.

    I left at 10:16am, due to going shopping at 8;30am and had my daily coffee. The breeze was blowing from the South East and the gusts were upto 35kph.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey Lucy and mates were out eating grass and enjoying life to the max. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, dodging walkers, to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, and as the carpark was absolutely chockers, I decided to stop and take a photo.

    Bad mistake, as I climbed up on a 1m high bollard/concrete block. Took the photos, but getting down was a problem, so I jumped, my knees aren't as strong as they were, or I may have put on 40+kgs since my 20s. Bottomline, I did a magnificent tumble roll. A couple of cuts, so I headed directly home. hence the shorter distance.

    Arrived at home, all safe and with a few cuts.

    Moral of today's ride, DON'T CLIMB ON 1m HIGH BOLLARDS, AS I AM AN OLD FAT FART.

    Today's ride was: 37.64km at ave 17.5kph
    January total to date: 264kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#666) - ride #241 - morning ride - sunny - 26-28deg 24-35kph SE

    Lambo Huracan parked in the Pit Area on MacIntosh Is. where the Suoercars race.

    Blue is McLaren 750S - Reddie is another Lambo Huracan.

    A nice view of Muriel Henchman Park.

    12:05pm - Seaworld carpark is chockers.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:07am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:07am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:07am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 11th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 46.19kms.

    Today's highlight was the joy of riding.

    I left at 10:40am, due to going shopping at 8;30am and had my daily coffee. The breeze was blowing from the South and the gusts were upto 43kph same as Saturday.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey Lucy and mates were out eating grass and enjoying life to the max. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, dodging walkers, to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and took a couple of photos. Bum's Bay is actually Marine Stadium, which is the inlet between Seaworld and The Spit.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, then as it was lunchtime, I rode on the shared path past Marina Mirage and then out along the jetties, then down through Southport YC car park to check out the multi million dollars 'Super Yacht' marina. Nothing much to see at present, just digging up the sand.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were sitting on 'my' path and couldn't be stuffed to move, so I rode around them. I started homeward.

    I gave Cafe Rockpool a miss, as I had already had my daily coffee. I rode through the caravan park and counted 81 vacant sites out of 230 caravan sites..

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 46.19km at ave 16.4kph
    January total to date: 226kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#665) - ride #240 - morning ride - overcast - 24-26deg 20-43kph S

    Goosey Lucy and all mates just blocking 'my' path. They didn't move.. I did.

    Bum's Bay. Called because all the freeloaders stay there.

    A nice view of Muriel Henchman Park.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:30am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:30am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:30am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 9th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.00kms.

    Today's highlight was watching Aquaduck come out of the water at Muriel Henchman Park.

    I left at 8:55am. The breeze was blowing from the South and the gust were upto 43kph.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Mark had just put Goosey Lucy and mates back on their island, as it was Saturday and 9:30am is back on their island time. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, dodging walkers, to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar and watched Aquaduck approach me.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, then headed along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were on their island and quite vocal. I started homeward.

    There is some sort of Event on at the Broadwater Parklands, so there were people everywhere. Also it was close to midday and as I rode upto Cafe Rockpool, there were queues everywhere, so I gave it a miss and also gave the caravan park a miss and headed directly home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.00km at ave 16.3kph
    January total to date: 180kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#664) - ride #239 - morning ride - overcast - 22-25deg 20-43kph S

    Aquaduck leaving the water at Muriel Henchman Park.

    Aquaduck approaching Muriel Henchman Park.

    Aquaduck approaching Muriel Henchman Park.

    Aquaduck approaching Muriel Henchman Park.

    Ashore at Muriel Henchman Park.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:50am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:50am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:50am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 5th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.26kms.

    Today's highlight was the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:06am. The breeze was light and building from the North for the whole ride and bloody warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Esplanade to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar and watched a guy pack up his jetski.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, stopping to take a photo of the empty entry. Then headed along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were happily eating. I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a 3 scoops of rum and raisin ice cream. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were only NO vacant sites compared to Sunday's 3 vacant caravan spots.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.26km at ave 16.3kph
    January total to date: 136kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#663) - ride #238 - morning ride - sunny - 25-30deg 7-26kph NW

    Seaworld at 9:06am - Before opening.

    Muriel Henchman Park.

    At Narrowneck looking towards Surfers.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:52am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:52am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:52am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 3rd Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.49kms.

    Today's highlight was seeing Peter Peacock in full plume.

    I left at 5:56am. The breeze was light and variable for the whole ride.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey Lucy and mates were locked on their island. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Esplanade to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar and took 2 photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, stopping to take a photo of the empty carpark. Then headed along the piers near Marina Mirage. I saw that "The YOT Club" was still moored at the end of the jetty.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were very vocal, as they had not been let out, but 3 different groups of people arrived and fed them and the rest of the birds. After this, I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were only 3 vacant sites compared to yesterday's 43 vacant caravan spots.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.49km at ave 16.5kph
    January total to date: 91kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#662) - ride #237 - morning ride - cloudy - 22-26deg 2-13kph Var

    Peter Peacock in FULL Plume.

    Goosey Lucy and mates having Brekky.

    Waiting to be let out. Not today.

    At Narrowneck looking towards Surfers.

    Seaworld at 7:30am.

    View of The Broadwater from Muriel Henchman Park.

    View of The Broadwater from Muriel Henchman Park.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    6:42am - at Surfers - looking North.

    6:42am - at Surfers - looking East.

    6:42am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 2nd Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.13kms.

    Today's highlight was the joy of riding.


    I left at 7:31am. The breeze was already building from the South East.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Mark and I wished each other "Happy New Year". Goosey lucy and mates out for their Saturday 2 hours of freedom. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Esplanade to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. The lifesavers were setting up camp, opposite my site, as there were no rips there. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the MILLIONS of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage. I saw that "The YOT Club" was moored at the end of the jetty.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were safely locked away on their island, and very vocal. After this, I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 43 vacant caravan spots.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.13km at ave 16.0kph
    January total to date: 45kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#661) - ride #236 - morning ride - sunny - 24-28deg 15-22kph SE

    Lifesavers setting up their camp.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:23am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:23am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:23am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 28th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.29kms.

    Today's ??light was the same as yesterday: there were a million and ONE people out on the shared paths, enjoying themselves.


    I left at 6:10am. The breeze was already building from the North.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey lucy and mates were not happy, they were still locked up on their island. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the MILLIONS of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar and took a photo. It was nearly as busy as yesterday on the Broadwater, the boat ramp carpark was still overflowing.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage. I saw that "The YOT Club" was moored at the end of the jetty, so I took a photo.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were still on their island, and still very vocal. After this, I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were a similar number of caravans compared to yesterday.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.29km at ave 15.7kph
    December total to date: 313kms
    2020 total: 4,729.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#660) - ride #235 - morning ride - sunny - 22-29deg 9-28kph N

    The view at Muriel Henchman Park.

    The "YOT Club" moored at Marina Mirage.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    6:55am - at Surfers - looking North.

    6:55am - at Surfers - looking East.

    6:55am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 27th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.80kms.

    Today's ??light was: there were a million and ONE people out on the shared paths, enjoying themselves.


    I left at 6:41am. The breeze was calm and very slowly building from all directions.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey lucy and mates were happy, and eating the grass. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the MILLIONS of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach, and ate my museli bar. Every boatie in the world were out on the Broadwater today, every boat ramp carpark were absolutley overflowing.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were now back on their island, as it is Sunday, they are only out for a few hours. I stopped opposite their entrance to their island and could hear them talking about me. After this, I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 253 caravans plus or minus some. I saw 3 empty sites.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.80km at ave 15.7kph
    December total to date: 268kms
    2020 total: 4,684.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#659) - ride #234 - morning ride - cloudy - 21-27deg 7-13kph Var

    An empty Seaworld carpark before opening.

    Peter Peacock just laying in the shade.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:28am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 23rd Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.53kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding after NOT riding for 2 weeks.
    I was in a very talkative mood today, said "Hi" to everyone I passed who were riding and spoke to various people.

    I left at 6:59am. The breeze was calm and slowly building from the East to South East.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, (spoke to the Traffic Controller Lady and wished her a Merry Xmas) did a lap. Goosey lucy and mates were happy, and eating the grass, which was green as after all the rain that we have recently had, over 277mm since I last rode. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. (spoke to the Bike Cops and wished them a Merry Xmas) I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I stopped and spoke to the guy who lives in his red motorhome. I asked him how and where he stayed during our recent storms. He said that during the BIG storm, he was parked here at the Spit carpark and his motorhome was rocking but no leaks and he survived without any dramas. He remembered me from over a year ago when I last spoke to him. Nice guy. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. The workmen are getting very close to finishing all the upgrades to both Spits. It is looking good.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage. I spoke to a guy who was suitably dressed in a santa deco shirt and matching pants. A good look.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Mark the head gardener came over and spoke to me as I was sitting watching Goosey Lucy and mates, while eating my bananas. Mark is having 5 days off BUT will pop in each morning about 5:30am to feed Goosey Luch and mates. While sitting there, Goosey Lucy and mates went completely ape shit... very noisy. One of the regualr neighbours arrived who also feeds them. They were all over him. It was beautiful to watch. After this, I started homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 238 caravans, 128 more than Fri 11th Dec. There were only 4 empty sites. As I rode past the Office, there were no customers around, SO I stopped and spoke to Vicki (who has worked there since before our 1st stay back in 2008). We both wished each other a Merry Xmas etc.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.53km at ave 16.1kph
    December total to date: 222kms
    2020 total: 4,638.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#658) - ride #233 - morning ride - sunny - 23-27deg 0-24kph E - SE

    A beautiful view across the Broadwater.Our apartment is in the middle.

    A beautiful view looking towards Surfers taken at Narrowneck (Opposite MacIntosh Island).

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:45am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:45am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:45am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 11th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.92kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:30am. The breeze was light and slowly building from the South and about to rain at any moment.

    As usual, I rode Northward (tailwind) to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down (headwind) to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey lucy and mates were happy, and eating the grass. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit (with a lovely tailwind) along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 110 caravans, 41 more than Tue 1st Dec.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.92km at ave 16.5kph
    December total to date: 177kms
    2020 total: 4,592.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#657) - ride #232 - morning ride - Drizzily - 21-23deg 11-33kph S

    The rain is coming. It was all show and only a few drops of rain.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:20am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:20am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:20am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 9th Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 42.99kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:12am. The breeze was light and building and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island, stopping at Narrowneck and took a photo. Stopped at MacIntosh Is for some water before heading homeward.

    I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and continued straight home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 42.99km at ave 16.6kph
    December total to date: 132kms
    2020 total: 4,547.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#656) - ride #231 - morning ride - Sunny - 23-25deg 15-24kph SE

    At Narrowneck looking towards Surfers.

    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.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 3rd Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.55kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 10:22am. The breeze was light and very humid and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a photo of AquaDuck leaving the water.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Early this morning, we had brekky at Helensvale, so I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. As it was very humid, I gave the caravan park a miss and continued straight home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.55km at ave 17.1kph
    December total to date: 89kms
    2020 total: 4,504.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#655) - ride #230 - morning ride - Overcast & VERY Humid - 24-26deg 7-20kph SE

    AquaDuck is back at work. Great news.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 1st Dec - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.13kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 8:25am. The breeze was medium and building from the East and started getting very warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As it was quite warm to hot, I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and had 3 scoops of rum and raisin ice cream. Absolutely Yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 69 caravans, 18 less than Fri 27th Nov.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.13km at ave 16.1kph
    December total to date: 45kms
    2020 total: 4,461.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#654) - ride #229 - morning ride - Overcast & Humid - 25-27deg 9-20kph E

    Taken at The Spit looking across the Broadwater.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:16am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:16am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:16am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 27th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.64kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:20am. The breeze was light and slowly building from the South East and started getting very warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward (tailwind) to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down (headwind) to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Goosey lucy and mates were pissed off, as nobody had let them off their island and they were not happy. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit (with a lovely tailwind) along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage and photograph the Barge and Digger.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. goosey lucy and mates were all happy, as they had been let out from their locked island.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 87 caravans, 13 less than Fri 20th Nov.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.64km at ave 16.6kph
    November total to date: 406kms
    2020 total: 4,416.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#653) - ride #228 - morning ride - Sunny - 24-27deg 9-22kph SE

    Port Frederick the Barge at Marina mirage.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:09am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:09am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:09am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 25th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.08kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding with a strong breeze.

    I left at 10:12am. The breeze was quite strong and building from the South East and started getting very warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward (tailwind) to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down (bloody awful headwind) to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit (with a lovely tailwind) along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took 2 photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage and photograph the Divine Wind II filling up at the 'Petrol Station'.

    Continued back to MacIntosh Island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As it was nearly 1:30pm, I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool,and headed straight home, also giving the caravan park a miss.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.08km at ave 16.2kph
    November total to date: 360kms
    2020 total: 4,370.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#652) - ride #227 - morning ride - Overcast - 23-25deg 17-38kph SE

    George and his mates.

    View at Muriel Henchman Park.

    Muriel Henchman Park.

    Muriel Henchman Park.

    Goosey Lucy and mates.

    An abandoned boat found up Loders Creek.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:02am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:02am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:02am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 23rd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 42.75kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding with a strong breeze.

    I left at 8:56am. The breeze was quite strong and building from the North and started getting very warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward (headwind) to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down (beautiful tailwind) to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I expected to see Schoolies about, but they must have been still asleep. I headed off to the Spit (into the bloody headwind again) along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took 2 photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage and photograph the guys dredging again.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As it was quite warm to hot, I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and had 3 scoops of rum and raisin ice cream. Absolutely Yumma.
    After eating and feeling buggered from riding into the Northerly, I headed straight home, giving the caravan park a miss.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 42.75km at ave 15.9kph
    November total to date: 317kms
    2020 total: 4,327.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#651) - ride #226 - morning ride - Sunny - 26-29deg 19-33kph N

    Muriel Henchman Park - looking North.

    Muriel Henchman Park - looking East.

    Digging in Marina Mirage's harbour.

    Digging in Marina Mirage's harbour.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:45am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:45am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:45am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 20th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.93kms.

    Today's highlight was: giving advice to young girl (18yo +) in a handcycle and she took it.

    I left at 7:25am. The breeze was light and building from the South East and stayed warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park.

    As I briefly described above.
    I was talking to a girl riding a handcycle, she had just competed 5 laps of Doug Jennings Park. I said "Have you tried the new shared path?" She said "What new shared path". Long story short. Our paths crossed as we approached each other on the new shared path. She loved it, it has given her more variety and scenery to view.
    My good deed for today.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage and photograph the guys putting in the new cement piers. I spoke to a surveyor, he said they are extending the Boardwalk by a couple of meters and updating the jetties.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 100 caravans, 99 on site and ONE at the Office = 100. 14 more than Wed 11thth Nov.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 44.93km at ave 16.2kph
    November total to date: 274kms
    2020 total: 4,284.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#650) - ride #225 - morning ride - Sunny - 24-28deg 9-15kph SE

    The guys putting the new cement piers in the harbour of Marina Mirage.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:15am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:15am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:15am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 17th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.63kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.

    I left at 7:10am. The breeze was light and building from the North and very warm and humid.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage and photograph the dredging for the new jetties.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and due to the Northernly blowing like buggery, I gave the Caravan Park a miss.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.63km at ave 16.2kph
    November total to date: 229kms
    2020 total: 4,239.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#649) - ride #224 - morning ride - hot & sunny - 24-28deg 9-30kph NW-NE

    Dredging the harbour opposite Marina Mirage.

    A couple of 'suss' yachts.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:58am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:58am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:58am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 11th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.50kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 7:22am. The breeze was very light and building from the East. It was beautiful sunshine the whole ride.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a photo.
    I rode along the bike lane and then along the shared path beside Seaworld, headed along the piers near Marina Mirage then along the shared paths back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 86 caravans, the same number as yesterday.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 54.50km at ave 16.7kph
    November total to date: 186kms
    2020 total: 4,196.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#648) - cafe Rockpool - ride #223 - morning ride - sunny - 22-25deg 7-19kph E

    Broadbeach through the Park.

    View across the Broadwater from Muriel Henchman park.

    With all my years of yachting, I think that this yacht is a bit suss.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 10th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 42.11kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.


    I didn't leave until 8:47am. The breeze was medium and building from the South East.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a photo.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 86 exactly caravans, 14 less than Fri 6th Nov.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 42.11km at ave 16.3kph
    November total to date: 131kms
    2020 total: 4,141.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#647) - ride #222 - morning ride - sunny - 21-24deg 15-32kph SE

    Beautiful view over The Broadwater.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 6th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.51kms.

    Same as last Monday - a bastard of a South Easterly.
    Today's highlight was: just the joy of riding with a bloody magnificent South Easterly tailwind.
    Today's lowlight was: the agony of riding into a bloody awful South Easterly headwind.


    I left at 7:37am without Brekky.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path to my usual photo spot. It was blowing like buggery, I took my normal weather photos, just near Hanlan St.
    I then headed off to the Spit with a magnificent tailwind, along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. I stopped at Muriel Henchman Park and took a beautiful photo across the Broadwater.
    I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island, via Marina Mirage jetties. I stopped at MacIntosh Island and ate my museli bar. The 13 geese were ALL out on the lawns, enjoying themselves.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 100 exactly caravans, 25 more than Mon 2nd Nov.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.51km at ave 15.9kph
    November total to date: 89kms
    2020 total: 4,099.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#646) - ride #221 - morning ride - sunny - 21-24deg 20-39kph SE

    A bit rough at Narrowneck.

    At the blocked Inland Spit looking towards our unit.

    Looking out over The Broadwater from Muriel Henchman Park.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:28am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:28am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:28am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 2nd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.58kms.

    Today's highlight was: just the joy of riding with a bloody magnificent South Easterly tailwind.
    Today's lowlight was: the agony of riding into a bloody awful South Easterly headwind.


    I left at 6:40am without Brekky.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path to my usual photo spot. It was blowing like buggery, SO C Gull wasn't there today, regardless, I took my normal weather photos, just near Hanlan St.
    I then headed off to the Spit with a magnificent tailwind, along the various shared paths, and weaved between the less than normal amount of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. I stopped at Muriel Henchman Park.
    I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island. I stopped at MacIntosh Island and ate my museli bar. The 13 geese were ALL out on the lawns, enjoying themselves. I also said "hi" to Nige who was removing all the damaged foliage from the weekend storms. Not as bad as I expected. A couple of trees had lost branches.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 75 caravans, 5 more than Fri 30th Oct.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.58km at ave 16.6kph
    November total to date: 44kms
    2020 total: 4,054.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#645) - ride #220 - morning ride - sunny - 21-26deg 19-39kph SE

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:32am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:32am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:32am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 30th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 46.21kms.

    Today's highlight was: Riding to see the Ch7 Sunrise weather team on the beach at Surfers.
    Today's lowlight was: The bastards were packing up, as they are on Sydney time. I missed Sam by 10 minutes. Prick.


    I slept shithouse last night and got up about 6:15am, cbf riding, so I watched Ch7 Sunrise and as Sam and his weather team were at Surfers. That's all I needed to motivate me. I left at 7:07am.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, keeping an eye out for the Sunrise team. Spotted about 200 meters from my usual Surfers weather spot. It was 7;49am, so I was surprised to see the crew packing up. Upon indepth questioning, the crew told me that they are working on Sydney's time, so I missed the day's final weather cross by less than 10 minutes. How's that for timing. Shithouse, that's how. I noticed that Sam Mac was nowhere to be seen. Not a great loss, but I did ride to see him.
    Anyway, I took a photo of the crew packing up and then headed the 200 meters to my normal photo spot. At least, C Gull was there, SO I took its photo and my normal weather photos, just near Hanlan St.
    I then headed off to the Spit slowly along the various shared paths, and weaved between the less than normal amount of walkers. The wind was light and variable and I hardly noticed it.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. I stopped at Muriel Henchman Park, while there, I chatted to 2 surfers who just pulled up in their tinny, they had been surfing the South Straddy break. They anchor their tinny just out to sea of the surf break and go surfing. Pretty smart actually.
    I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island, via Marina Mirage jetties. I stopped at MacIntosh Island and ate my museli bar. I was rapt to see ALL 13 geese out on the lawns, enjoying themselves, I was also welcomed by Peter Peacock just balancing on the back of the benchseat.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.
    After eating, I then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 70 caravans, 9 more than Mon 26th Oct.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 46.21km at ave 16.5kph
    October total to date: 340kms
    2020 total: 4,010.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#644) - ride #219 - morning ride - sunny - 21-25deg 4-17kph Var

    7:49am - The Sunrise weather team is packing up.

    C Gull was happy to pose for me.

    ALL 13 Goosey Lucy and mates.

    Peter Peacock with cousin Pete - playing peek-a-boo behind the rubbish bin.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:55am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:55am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:55am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 26th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.60kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 6:49am. The breeze was very light and building from the South. It was overcast and threatening to rain, but didn't.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a photo.
    I rode along the bike lane and then along the shared path beside Seaworld, headed along the piers near Marina Mirage then along the shared paths back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and took a photo of Peter Peacock before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 61 caravans, 10 less than Wed 21st Oct.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 54.60km at ave 16.9kph
    October total to date: 294kms
    2020 total: 3,964.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#643) - cafe Rockpool - ride #218 - morning ride - overcast - 20-24deg 13-22kph SE

    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.

    View from The inland Spit.

    Peter Peacock.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 21st Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.22kms.

    Today's highlight was: the joy of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 6:16am. The breeze was very light and building from the South. It was sunny and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a photo.
    I rode along the bike lane and then along the shared path beside Seaworld, headed along the piers near Marina Mirage then along the shared paths back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 71 caravans, 2 more than Mon 12th Oct.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 55.221km at ave 16.5kph
    October total to date: 239kms
    2020 total: 3,909.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#642) - cafe Rockpool - ride #217 - morning ride - sunny - 17-24deg 9-20kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:27am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:27am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:27am - at Surfers - looking South.

    View from my new rest stop at Muriel Henchman Park.

    Goosey Lucy and mates enjoying my company.

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    Sat 17th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.07kms.

    Today's highlight was: Riding on a beautiful sunny, light breeze.
    Today's lowlight was: It is Saturday and the walkers are everywhere.


    I left at 6:53am. As it is Bathurst Weekend and I have some serious TV viewing. I have set Foxtel recordings for 4 days totalling 41 hours of taping. So I have plenty to watch.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road (being Saturday, it is safer on the road than the shared path), down to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St.
    I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos before heading off to the Spit slowly along the various shared paths, and weaved between the many, many walkers. With a very pleasant light tailwind.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. Upset that there was NO "Mr Whippy" van today. I could have gone a choc dip. I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island. Where I stopped and spoke to Mark (the head gardener), today is his last day before he starts 3 weeks leave.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee and as I hadn't had brekky, I ordered a toasted ham and cheese sanga. BLOODY yumma.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride. 184kms since Monday.

    Today's ride was: 43.07km at ave 16.4kph
    October total to date: 184kms
    2020 total: 3,854.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#641) - ride #216 - morning ride - sunny - 20-25deg 7-20kph Var

    Narrowneck - Great Surf.

    The Spit reno.

    My Yumma brekky.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:39am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:39am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:39am - at Surfers - looking South.

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    Thu 15th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.72kms.

    Today's high & lowlight was: Seeing that Phil died. Phil was a homeless guy who slept on a bench seat on the beachside of Cavill Ave. I used to talk to him. I saw him on Tuesday 'asleep' on his bench seat, as it turned out he was dead. At least, he died in his sleep. RIP Phil.


    I did some shopping beforehand and didn't leave until 11:11am. The breeze was medium from the South East. It was a warm 24degs.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path into a moderate headwind, down to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I noticed that there was a sign where Phil slept, so I stopped and photograph it. I didn't realise that Phil was 3 months older than me. RIP Phil.
    I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos before heading off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers. With a pleasant tailwind.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park and took a photo of the park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. Upset that there was NO "Mr Whippy" van today. I could have gone a choc dip. I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island. Where I stopped and spoke to Mark (the head gardener) he is a Lowndesy fan the same as me and we both hope that Lowndesy and Jamie win Bathurst on Sunday.

    I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, as I had one earlier in the day.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.72km at ave 17.7kph
    October total to date: 141kms
    2020 total: 3,811.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#640) - ride #215 - Lunch ride - sunny - 24-25deg 20-26kph SE

    RIP Phil.

    Doug Jennings Park at The Spit. Very nice.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    12:00pm - at Surfers - looking North.

    12:00pm - at Surfers - looking East.

    12:00pm - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 13th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 41.78kms.

    Today's highlight was: just completing the ride, I was a bit buggered by the strong South easterly.


    I did some shopping beforehand and didn't leave until 10:43am. The breeze was bloody awful from the South East. It was a warm 24degs.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the shared path into a bloody awful headwind, down to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos before heading off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers. With a bloody MAGIC tailwind.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I rode along the new Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At a crossing, I rode past a modern day "Mr Whippy" van and did a U turn and bought a choc dip, it was magnificent. I continued along the shared path that runs beside Seaworld back to MacIntosh island. Where I stopped and took some photos of Peter Peacock and young Peter Peacock plus Goosey Lucy and mates.

    I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, as I had one earlier in the day, BUT as I approacheed Charis Seafood (near home), George and all his mates were on the beach waiting to be fed scraps from Charis. This happens daily about 1pm. Check out the photo and the number of Georges.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Today's ride was: 41.78km at ave 16.7kph
    October total to date: 97kms
    2020 total: 3,767.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#639) - ride #214 - morning ride - sunny - 23-25deg 28-41kph SE

    George and mates waiting for their daily lunch supplied by Charis Seafood, Labrador.

    Mum and Dad peacock.

    Brother and sister peacock.

    Goosey Luck and mates are back on their grass.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:35am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:35am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:35am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 12th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 55.53kms.

    Today's highlight was: just the enjoyment of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 7:20am. The breeze was light and building from the South East. It was cloudy with sunny bits and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point.
    I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped at Stella Maris church next door to 272 Hedges Ave for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers with a soft building tailwind, just near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between varying numbers of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, did 2 laps of the Shared Path. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park.
    I rode through the Seaworld carpark, followed by the Marina Mirage path and out to Helitours, before heading back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water.
    Heading homeward, Bumblebee IV is still moored at Southport YC. As I approached Cafe Rockpool, no one was waiting, so I stopped for a coffee.
    I did a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 69 caravans, 126 less than last Fri 25th Sep School holidays.

    Arrived at home.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 55.53km at ave 17.1kph
    October total to date: 55kms
    2020 total: 3,725.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#638) - ride #213 - morning ride - sunny - 21-25deg 11-22kph SE

    I used to go to Stella Maris in Beaumaris, Vic.
    Xmas 1969 - Mum took our family to Xmas Eve Mass at this church as we were holiday at 10 The Esplande Resort (it's long gone).

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:35am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:35am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:35am - at Surfers - looking South.

    A 38ft 'tinnie' for sale at the Spit.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 25th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 57.30kms.

    Today's highlight was: just the enjoyment of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 7:13am. The breeze was calm and building from the North East. It was sunny and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. The Broadwater was looking so beautiful, so I took a photo.
    I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped opposite 272 Hedges Ave for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers with a soft building headwind, just near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between varying numbers of walkers. It is school holidays and the shared paths are busy.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, did 2 laps of the Shared Path. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park.
    I rode through the Seaworld carpark, followed by the Marina Mirage path and out to Helitours, before heading back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water.
    Heading homeward, Bumblebee IV is still moored at Southport YC. As I approached Cafe Rockpool, the crowd appeared, so I gave it a miss, AGAIN... 2 rides in a row, I have missed out on my coffee. I did a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 195 caravans, 20 less than last Wed 23rd Sep. School holidays.

    Arrived at home.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 57.3km at ave 16.4kph
    September total to date: 412kms
    2020 total: 3,670.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#637) - ride #212 - morning ride - sunny - 18-25deg 0-28kph NE

    7:21am - At my Northerly turnaround point - before the NE built up.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:22am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:22am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:22am - at Surfers - looking South.

    The sign in Bum's Bay. It's a pity that nobody polices it.

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    Wed 23rd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 53.99kms.

    Today's highlight was: just the enjoyment of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 10:53am. The breeze was calm and building from the North East. It was overcast and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. The Broadwater was looking so beautiful, that I hummed and haared about taking a photo. I didn't.
    I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped opposite 272 Hedges Ave for a quick rest and photos, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers with a soft building headwind, just near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between varying numbers of walkers. It is school holidays and the shared paths are busy.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, did 2 laps of the Shared Path. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park.
    I rode along Federation Walk back past Southport SLSC before heading back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and took a photo of Goosey Lucy and mate.
    Heading homeward, I saw this bloody huge yacht moored at Southport YC (upon further investigation.. it is Bumblebee IV winner of 3 Syd-Hob races and over 40 years old). As I approached Cafe Rockpool, the crowd appeared, so I gave it a miss, then did a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 215 caravans, 144 more than last Thur 17th Sep. School holidays.

    Arrived at home.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 53.99km at ave 17.5kph
    September total to date: 355kms
    2020 total: 3,613.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#636) - ride #211 - morning ride - overcast - 22-25deg 0-20kph NE

    11:46am - At my Southerly turnaround point - looking through the Broadbeach Parkland.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:59am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:59am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:59am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Goosey Lucy wanted their photos on my website
    Who am I to say "No" to Goosey Lucy and mates.

    Bumblebee IV at Southport YC.

    Bumblebee IV is a big yacht.

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    Thu 17th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.97kms.

    Today's highlight was: just the enjoyment of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 8:16am. The breeze was very light and slowly building from the South East. It was sunny and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. The Broadwater was looking so beautiful, that I just had to take a photo. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped out the front of Kurrawa Surf Club for a quick rest and photos, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers with a soft building headwind, just near Hanlan St and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between varying numbers of walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, did 2 laps of the Shared Path. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park.
    I rode along the bike lane and as I approached the Seaworld Conferenece Centre, the Tickford Supercars Transporters had left and should be at The Bend for this weekend's racing.

    Continuing on my ride, I rode through the Seaworld carpark, followed by the Marina Mirage path and out to Helitours, before heading back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water and spoke to Mark - the head gardener about Goosey Lucy and mates. I haven't seen the 13 geese for months. Mark told me that most of the females are sitting on eggs. So watch this space for updates.
    Heading homeward, I stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 71 caravans, 3 less than last Sunday 13th Sep.

    Arrived at home.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 53.97km at ave 16.7kph
    September total to date: 301kms
    2020 total: 3,559.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#635) - ride #210 - morning ride - sunny - 20-23deg 6-26kph Var

    8:23am - At my Northerly turnaround point - looking along The Broadwater back to Southport - Very nice.

    9:19am - Looking at Broadbeach - taken near Kurrawa Surf Club.

    Kurrawa Surf Club.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:40am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:40am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:40am - at Surfers - looking South.

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    Sun 13th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit - 52.49kms.

    Today's highlight was: seeing the Tickford Supercar Team still back at Seaworld Conference Centre.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 11:12am. The breeze was very light and building from the South East. It was sunny and warm.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers with a beautiful tailwind, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the many Sunday walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, did 2 laps of the Shared Path. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park.
    I rode along the bike lane and as I approached the Seaworld Conferenece Centre, the Tickford Supercars Transporters were still there, so I went in and took a few photos. Noone was about and everything was locked up, so the crew were having a rest day.

    Continuing on my ride, I headed straight to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I had a coffee at Lab Park before today's ride, I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee. I limit myself to one coffee a day.
    SO I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 74 caravans, 12 more than last Thur 10th Sep.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 52.49km at ave 17.5kph
    September total to date: 247kms
    2020 total: 3,505.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#634) - ride #209 - lunch ride - sunny - 20-22deg 11-22kph SE

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    12:20pm - at Surfers - looking North.

    12:20pm - at Surfers - looking East.

    12:20pm - at Surfers - looking South.

    The YOT Club approaching The Spit.

    Tickford Supercar's Teams are still at Seaworld Conference Centre.

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    Thu 10th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.01kms.

    Today's highlight was: seeing the Tickford Supercar Team back at Seaworld Conference Centre.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 8:20am. The breeze was very light and building from the South. It was overcast and ready to rain, with a forecast of rain. I had my spray jacket at the ready.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers. It was here that I got 7 drops of rain on me. Continued on through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane and as I approached the Seaworld Conferenece Centre, I spotted the Tickford Supercars Transporters, they were back.
    The Supercars were at Townsville last weekend and are racing at Tailem Bend next Saturday week, so I expected the teams to drive straight from Townsville to Tailem Bend. They obviously didn't.
    So, I naturally stopped to grab a photo or two, when some guy walks out holding a laptop, so I spoke to him. He said the team was here until next Tuesday when they travel to Tailem Bend for 2 weekends racing then travel back to Seaworld until they go to Bathurst. Bathurst is the last round for this season. They then may go home and relax. They have been away from their families for months. I wished him all the best and continued on my ride.

    Heading along the piers near Marina Mirage then along the shared paths back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 62 caravans, 2 less than last Fri 4th Sep.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant. Even if it drizzled a little bit.

    As usual, it was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 54.01km at ave 16.9kph
    September total to date: 195kms
    2020 total: 3,452.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#633) - cafe Rockpool - ride #208 - morning ride - drizzly - 17-19deg 9-37kph S

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking South.

    View from my new rest stop at Muriel Henchman Park.

    View from my new rest stop at Muriel Henchman Park.

    Tickford Supercar's Transporters at Seaworld Conference Centre.

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    Fri 4th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.25kms.

    Today's highlight was: nearly riding over a 1m eastern Brown Snake. I think it was a baby.
    Lowlight was by the time I stopped and grabbed my camera, the snake was gone into the long grass.

    I left at 7:57am. The breeze was medium and building from the North West. As it was 20degs, I didn't need to wear my second jersey and tights.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier.
    As I turned towards the road which is less than 20 meters away, a 1meter baby eastern brown snake was crossing the gravel track. As it saw me, it sped up and then stopped and raised its head in a striking pose. Luckily, I was outside its reach. I stopped and quickly walked back with my phone at the ready to take a photo BUT the little bugger had done a 'runner' into the long grass. Snake 1 Frosty zero.
    You definitely don't go looking for Eastern browns in long grass. I continued my ride.
    I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on the recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and ate my banana.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 75 caravans, 15 more than yesterday.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    It was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 45.25km at ave 15.4kph
    September total to date: 141kms
    2020 total: 3,398.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#632) - Cafe Rockpool - ride #210 - morning ride - sunny - 20-25deg 6-32kph NW

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:42am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:42am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:42am - at Surfers - looking South.

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    Thu 3rd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.86kms.

    Today's highlight was: just completing the ride, I was a bit buggered beforehand.


    I slept in and didn't leave until 8:47am. The breeze was medium and building from the North West. As it was 20degs, I didn't need to wear my second jersey and tights.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos and met my new friend "C Gull". I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 60 caravans, 1 less than last Wednesday 2nd Sep.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Today's ride was: 41.86km at ave 16.2kph
    September total to date: 95kms
    2020 total: 3,353.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#631) - Cafe Rockpool - ride #209 - morning ride - sunny - 20-26deg 7-22kph NW

    My new friend "C Gull".

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:33am - at Surfers - looking South.

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    Wed 2nd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.39kms.

    Today's highlight was: the sheer joy of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 6:45am. The breeze was medium and building from the North East. Even though it was 19degs, the wind chill made me wear my second jersey and tights.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers and through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld, stopping for a photo, before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 61 caravans, 3 less than last Monday 31st Aug.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    It was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 53.39km at ave 16.2kph
    September total to date: 53kms
    2020 total: 3,311.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#630) - cafe Rockpool - ride #208 - morning ride - sunny - 19-24deg 17-26kph NE

    7:41am - My Turnaround point just opposite 272 Hedges Ave, Broadbeach.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:59am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:59am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:59am - at Surfers - looking South.

    The view across the Broadwater.

    The view across the Broadwater.

    This guy was buzzing overhead.

    Then came into land..

    Successfully and safely.

    The view from Muriel henchman Park.

    I was 20 minutes before opening time.

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    Mon 31st Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.51kms.

    Today's highlight was: the sheer joy of riding.
    While The Spit is under going major enhancements, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 7:28am. The breeze was very light and building from the North West. It was warm enough to leave my second jersey and tights at home.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers and through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit to where it is blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. After leaving The Spit, I now ride on recently completed Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 64 caravans, 9 less than last Thurs 27th Aug.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    It was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 52.51km at ave 16.3kph
    August total to date: 157kms
    2020 total: 3,258.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#629) - cafe Rockpool - ride #207 - morning ride - sunny - 15-23deg 7-26kph NW

    8:24am - New Turnaround point just opposite 272 Hedges Ave, Broadbeach.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:39am - at Surfers - looking South.

    My new rest stop at Muriel Henchman Park.

    'OUR' Whale Watching boat heading out again.

    At Muriel Henchman Park looking West.

    At Muriel Henchman Park looking North.

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    Thu 26th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.83kms.

    Today's highlight was: the sheer joy of riding.
    I have seen that The Spit is under going major enhancement works, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 7:37am. The breeze was very light and mainly from the South East. It was warm enough to leave my second jersey and tights at home.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers and through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. Due to the Spit reconstruction, I now turn off Federation Walk just before the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit and it was blocked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. While riding the laps, I noticed that the new shared path that has been built alongside Seaworld Drive, is now open. So I rode it. At the end, I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped at the beach and took a couple of photos.
    I rode along the bike lane upto and through Seaworld before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    Stopped at Cafe Rockpool for a coffee, then continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 73 caravans, 2 more than on Tue 25th Aug.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    It was absolutely magic.

    Today's ride was: 52.83km at ave 16.1kph
    August total to date: 105kms
    2020 total: 3,205.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#628) - cafe Rockpool - ride #206 - morning ride - sunny/cool - 14-20deg 7-20kph SE

    New Turnaround point just South of Broadbeach.

    Kurrawa Surf Club at Broadbeach.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:53am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:53am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:53am - at Surfers - looking South.

    At Muriel Henchman Park looking South West.

    At Muriel Henchman Park looking West.

    At Muriel Henchman Park looking North West.

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    Tue 25th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Broadbeach, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.70kms.

    Today's highlight was: the sheer joy of riding again after a 4 week layoff.
    I have seen that The Spit is under going major enhancement works, so instead of doing laps of The Spit area etc totalling about 12kms, I decided to extend my ride through Surfers down to Hedges Ave, Broadbeach and then back to Surfers and The Spit as normal.

    I left at 6:45am. The breeze was very light and variable and cool enough that I needed to wear a second jersey and tights.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Noticed that the Bridge is now open, so rode over there to Narrowneck then along the road through Surfers and through to the South side of Broadbeach. Stopped for a quick rest, before heading back to my normal spot at Surfers, just near Hanlan St. I stopped at my usual spot and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway. EXCEPT right at the Seaway there is a construction area with fences etc and you can't get through. In future, I need to head over to Seaworld Dve at the Sand Pumping Pier. I rode along the path parallel to the Seaway until it was blocked, then rode to the other Spit and it was blcoked, then rode a couple of laps of Doug Jennings Park. While riding the laps, I noticed that the new shared path that has been built alongside Seaworld Drive, is now open. So I rode it. very nice EXCEPT...it comes to an abrupt end, right opposite the Seaworld Conference Centre. There is a 50 meter gap between the end and where the existing footpath begins. Unreal.
    I rode along the bike lane on Seaworld Drive before heading along the piers near Marina Mirage. Checking out Helitours, it is still operating.

    Continued back to MacIntosh island. Stopped and asked Mark, if all the 13 geese are still here. He said that they are, BUT there is internal fighting amongst the dominant males. I rode 1 lap, stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there was no one waiting, so I stopped and had a coffee. The girl said that I haven't been there for awhile. I explained why I hadn't. I sat down and drank my coffee.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 71 caravans, 10 less than on Wed 29th July.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    It was absolutely magic, back on my bike. I did miss it so much and managed to increase my weight by a kilo or two or three.

    Today's ride was: 51.70km at ave 15.5kph
    August total to date: 51kms
    2020 total: 3,152.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Broadbeach - Surfers - Spit(#627) - cafe Rockpool - ride #205 - morning ride - sunny/cool - 10-19deg 7-15kph S

    Panoramic near Broadbeach.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:12am - at Surfers - looking South.

    8:47am - Seaway promenade now blocked for enhancements.

    8:51am - Moondarewa Spit now blocked for enhancements.

    Magic day on The Broadwater.

    The new Shared path beside Seaworld Drive.

    Peter and Penny Peacock.

    Goosey Lucy and mates.

    Goosey Lucy and mates.

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    36. Thu 13th Aug - NO RIDING - Doctor's Orders - The Spit is CLOSED.

    I had a couple of skin cancers cut out and have been grounded for minimum of 3 weeks. Can't do anything with my left arm. Doctor said NO RIDING. Bastard!!

    Well Today, I couldn't stand it anymore, so I drove 'Spotto" to The Spit.

    To my shock, horror. Both Spits are barricaded off as the Council is doing major enhancements and they plan to be closed until Xmas.
    Bugger... There goes my sitting on my rock at the end of the Spit. My rock probably wont be there after the completion.

    The Spit is being enhanced.

    The Spit is being enhanced.

    Can you spot the beacon at the end of the Spit.

    Can you spot the beacon at the end of the Spit.

    Getting closer.

    Here it tis.
    Not a bad zoom on my camera. (Still wasn't full zoom.)

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    Wed 29th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.56kms

    Today's highlight was: the magnificent weather - Coral Sea was like a mill pond with a small shorebreak.

    I left at 7:22am. The breeze was very light and variable and warm enough that I didn't need to wear a second jersey or tights.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down to MacIntosh Is. Said "Hi" to Mark and Nige. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked and still don't know when it will open. Very weird. I rode 1 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 various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park (1.5km), then another lap extending to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit) (3.5km). Then another lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Then repeated my ride back to Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park.

    Then rode back along Seaworld Dve and stopped to look at the Tickford Supercars but everything was locked up and noone was around. Continued past the Southport SLSC. Arriving back at MacIntosh island, I rode 1 lap, stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there was no one waiting, so I stopped and had a coffee. A bit different from Sunday's queue. I sat down and drank my coffee.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 81 caravans, 12 less than on Thursday.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.56km at ave 17.4kph
    July total to date: 499kms
    2020 total: 3,101.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#626) - Cafe Rockpool - ride #204 - morning ride - sunny - 13-21deg 6-17kph Var

    Panoramic at the End of The Spit.

    Panoramic at Narrowneck near Main Beach.

    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.

    8:59am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    8:59am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Thu 23rd Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.85kms

    Today's highlight was: watching the Tickford Supercar teams playing with their cars.

    I left at 10:21am. The breeze was light and building from the South and warm enough that 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. Said "Hi" to Mark. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked and still don't know when it will open. Very weird. I rode 1 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 various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode halfway along Federation Walk then along Seaworld Dve to the Seaworld Conference Centre where the 2 big B double Tickford transporters were parked. As I rode in, Cam Water's Mustang was parked beside the transporters and the mechanics were tuning it. I walked around taking photos and spoke to the guys. One of them asked if I wanted to come inside, which I jumped at. I was that excited, my inside photos were blurry as I was shaking.

    I continued to the Seaway then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park (1.5km), then another lap extending to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit) (3.5km). Then another lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Then repeated my ride back to Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park.

    Then rode back along Seaworld Dve and stopped again to look at the cars but everything was locked up and noone was around. Later, I found out that the 2 cars and team were 'displaying their skill' at the Seaworld water display. Finally, continued past the Southport SLSC. Arriving back at MacIntosh island, I rode 1 lap, stopped for some water before heading homeward.

    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there was no one waiting, so I stopped and had a coffee. A bit different from Sunday's queue. I sat down and drank my coffee.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 93 caravans, 3 more than on Tuesday.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.85km at ave 16.2kph
    July total to date: 446kms
    2020 total: 3,047.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#625) - Cafe Rockpool - ride #203 - morning ride - overcast - 17-19deg 11-26kph S

    Cam Water's Mustang just warming up.

    Water's and LeBroc's Mustangs.

    The B Doubles.

    Team Transporters.

    Team Transporters.

    Looking through the door to the inside workshop.

    Sorry. It's blurry. I was shaking with excitement.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    11:17am - at Surfers - looking North.

    11:17am - at Surfers - looking East.

    11:17am - at Surfers - looking South.

    12:29pm - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    12:29pm - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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    Tue 21st Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.83kms

    Today's highlight was: watching the Firemen practicing on their brand new $1.8m Fire truck with a 33m extendable ladder. Bloody nice.

    I left at 7:41am. The breeze was light and building from the South and warm enough that 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. Said "Hi" to Mark. Continued on my way to Surfers. The bridge from MacIntosh island to Narrowneck is still blocked and still don't know when it will open. Very weird. I rode 1 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 various shared paths, and weaved between the walkers.

    I rode along Federation Walk to the Seaway then rode a lap of Doug Jennings Park (1.5km), then another lap extending to the end of Moondarewa Spit (inland spit) (3.5km). Then another lap of the Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit (seaward spit). Sat on my rock, and ate my banana. Then repeated my ride back to Moondarewa Spit and another lap of the shared path of the Doug Jennings Park.

    Then rode back along the gravel path again. Past the Southport SLSC. Arriving back at MacIntosh island, I noticed the Firemen and their big truck. I stopped and chatted to them, then rode 1 lap, stopped for some water before heading homeward. As I passed the firetruck, I stopped and took photos. As I was doing this the head guy walked over and started telling me about their $1.8m brand new firetruck with an extendable ladder upto 33m, today was at 22m. He also said they were training the new firemen to climb the ladder. Nice guy.

    As I approached cafe Rockpool, there was no one waiting, so I stopped and had a coffee. A bit different from Sunday's queue. I sat down and drank my coffee.

    Continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I counted 90 caravans, 9 less than on Sunday.

    Arrived at home. Quite pleasant.

    Another great ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.83km at ave 16.7kph
    July total to date: 391kms
    2020 total: 2,992.
    2019 total: 5,366.
    Today's ride summary:
    Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#624) - Cafe Rockpool - ride #202 - morning ride - overcast to sunny - 15-20deg 11-30kph S

    Training new recruits on their brand new $1.8m firetruck.

    Goosey Lucy and mates wanted their photo published.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:27am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:27am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:27am - at Surfers - looking South.

    9:19am - Normal photo of Surfers taken from The Spit.

    9:19am - at the Spit - looking towards the shore.

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