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 Surfers to the Spits and return.

  • 1.6kms - Home to Turnaround Pt.
  • 10.7kms - Turnaround to GC600 Park.
  • 14.4kms - GC600 Park to Surfers.
  • 22.4kms - Surfers to The Spit.
  • 42.9kms - Moondarewa Spit to Narrowneck.
  • 47.9kms - Narrowneck to Cafe Rockpool.
  • 52.3kms - Cafe Rockpool to Home.

  • Home to Turnaround Pt down to Surfers via GC600 Park to Surfers to The Spit (both ends - twice) then back through GC600 Park back to Cafe Rockpool and finally back Home about 50+kms.



    93. Mon 22nd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.58kms.
    92. Sat 20th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 57.87kms.
    91. Wed 17th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.90kms.
    90. Mon 15th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.38kms.
    89. Wed 10th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.81kms.
    88. Tue 9th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.21kms.
    87. Fri 5th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.19kms.
    86. Wed 3rd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.42kms.
    85. Mon 1st Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.58kms.
    84. Thu 28th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.63kms.
    83. Tue 26th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.58kms.
    82. Fri 22nd Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.88kms.
    81. Mon 18th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.02kms.
    80. Sun 17th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.51kms.
    79. Fri 8th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 52.35kms.
    78. Wed 6th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.76kms.
    77. Tue 5th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.63kms.
    76. Sun 3rd Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 39.70kms.
    75. Thu 30th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.05kms.
    74. Thu 23th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 53.39kms.
    73. Wed 22nd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.87kms.
    72. Mon 20th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.93kms.
    71. Fri 17th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.02kms.
    70. Thu 16th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 37.31kms.
    69. Wed 15th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.15kms.
    68. Mon 13th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.05kms.
    67. Sat 11th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 37.47kms.
    66. Thu 9th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.28kms.
    65. Tue 7th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 36.16kms.
    64. Mon 6th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.15kms.
    63. Wed 1st Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 40.98kms.
    62. Tue 31st Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.53kms.
    61. Sun 29th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.85kms.
    60. Fri 27th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.80kms.
    59. Thu 26th Aug - Rode to The Spit to check the Bush Fire. - 27.72kms.
    58. Wed 25th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.57kms.
    57. Tue 24th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.44kms.
    56. Sun 22nd Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.90kms.
    55. Fri 20th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.68kms.
    54. Wed 18th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 52.12kms.
    53. Mon 16th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.25kms.
    52. Fri 13th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 51.71kms.
    51. Wed 11th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.41kms.
    50. Sun 8th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.69kms.
    49. Fri 6th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.54kms.
    48. Thu 5th Aug - Lands End, The Spit - 31.05kms.
    47. Mon 12th Jul - Lands End, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 40.06kms.
    46. Wed 7th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.92kms.
    45. Mon 5th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.50kms.
    44. Wed 30th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.55kms.
    43. Mon 28th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.56kms.
    42. Wed 23rd Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.42kms.
    41. Tue 22nd Jun - Short Ride - Lands End, The Spit - 32.57kms.
    40. Mon 21st Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.99kms.
    39. Fri 18th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.57kms.
    38. Wed 16th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.55kms.
    37. Mon 14th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 44.73kms.
    36. Thu 10th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.29kms.
    35. Mon 7th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.78kms.
    34. Sat 5th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.34kms.
    33. Thu 3rd Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.41kms.
    32. Mon 31st May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 48.36kms.
    31. Fri 28th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.26kms.
    30. Wed 26th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 48.03kms.
    29. Mon 17th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 46.05kms.
    28. Sun 16th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.43kms.
    27. Thu 13th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 44.04kms.
    26. Tue 11th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.25kms.
    25. Sun 9th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 43.79kms.
    24. Fri 7th May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.19kms.
    23. Mon 3rd May - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 47.03kms.
    22. Wed 28th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.25kms.
    21. Mon 26th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.57kms.
    20. Fri 23rd Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.57kms.
    19. Tue 20th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.66kms.
    18. Tue 13th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.14kms.
    17. Sun 11th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.05kms.
    16. Fri 9th Apr - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.62kms.
    15. Mon 22nd Feb - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.79kms.
    14. Sat 20th Feb - Lands End, Spit, Surfers, GC600 Park - 44.85kms.
    13. Fri 12th Feb - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.95kms.
    12. Sun 7th Feb - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 49.13kms.
    11. Fri 5th Feb - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 47.17kms.
    10. Tue 2nd Feb - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 46.78kms.
    09. Wed 27th Jan - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.91kms.
    08. Sun 24th Jan 2021 - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 45.87kms.
    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.

    Mon 22nd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.58kms.

    Today's highlight: the joy of riding on a'wet track'. It rained for most of my ride. Only drops until I got home then it absolutely pissed down. Luckily, I had just locked my bike into its storage cage,so I didn't drown. While writing this, I have been home for 2 hours and we have received 25.4mm in the same period. When it rains on the Gold Coast, it can really rain.

    I left home at 6:31am, I woke early and decided to ride. I wanted to ride before the Schoolies woke up. It looked like it would rain and it did. The breeze was light and from the South and the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, to my 'new Schoolies' spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being early, the shared paths were nearly empty and the Schoolies must have still been in bed.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life while I noticed Peter Peacock and mates were just relaxing.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. Due to the weather, I was their only customer.

    I continued homeward, did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 81 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride, even though it rained, it was still warm.

    Today's ride was: 56.58km at ave 17.1kph
    November total to date: 504kms
    2021 to Date: 4,520kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#753) - Cafe Rockpool(#385) ride #325 - morning ride - rainy - 21-23deg 11-20kph S

    Coffee at cafe Rockpool with 'all my friends'.

    9:19am - At Narrowneck.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:16am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:05am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    Near Cavill Ave.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:32am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 20th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 57.87kms.

    Today's highlight: the joy of riding.

    I left home at 5:11am, I woke early and decided to ride. I wanted to ride before the Schoolies woke up. The breeze was already blowing from the North West and the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. Except all the shared path at Surfers is fenced off while they setup for Schoollies week. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being early, the shared paths were nearly empty and the Schoollies must have still been in bed.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life while I noticed Peter Peacock and mates were just relaxing.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 133 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 57.87km at ave 16.0kph
    November total to date: 447kms
    2021 to Date: 4,464kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#752) - Cafe Rockpool(#384) ride #324 - morning ride - sunny - 19-27deg 7-26kph NW

    Lifeguard Tower - setup for Xmas.

    Schoolies setup.

    8:16am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:07am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    6:56am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    Opposite Cavill Ave.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    6:20am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 17th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.90kms.

    Today's highlight: was watching Ningaloo the yacht leave the Seaway. It is bloody huge at 44.6m overall.

    I left home at 5:58am, I woke early and decided to ride. The breeze was already blowing from the South East and the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. Except all the shared path at Surfers is fenced off while they setup for Schoolies week. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    While riding around the Doug Jennings Parkland, I saw Angelo (the Red Van Man) was riding laps, exercising his knee after a recent knee replacement operation.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life while I noticed Peter Peacock and mates were just relaxing.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 80 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.90km at ave 15.5kph
    November total to date: 389kms
    2021 to Date: 4,406kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#751) - Cafe Rockpool(#383) ride #323 - morning ride - overcast - 20-25deg 17-28kph SE

    Ningaloo the Yacht - 44.7m - Bloody Huge.

    Ningaloo.

    Ningaloo.

    9:36am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    8:19am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:08am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    Near my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking South.

    7:09am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 15th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.38kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 5:48am, I woke early and decided to ride. The breeze was bugger all, and the Broadwater was smooth.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    The Doug Jennings Parkland is now back to normal and Angelo (the Red Van Man) was riding laps, exercising his knee after a recent knee replacement operation.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey lucy and mates were out and enjoying life while I noticed Peter Peacock and mates were just relaxing.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 84 (same number as last ride) occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.38km at ave 17.2kph
    November total to date: 336kms
    2021 to Date: 4,352kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#750) - Cafe Rockpool(#382) ride #322 - morning ride - sunny - 16-27deg 0-19kph N

    High and wet on the beach opposite 'our' caravan park.

    8:41am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:39am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:28am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    6:52am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 10th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.81kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:32am, the breeze was light from the South East, the Broadwater was smooth.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    The Doug Jennings Parkland is now back to normal. All the temorary fencing for the "Lunar Electric Music Festival" last weekend has been removed.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Peter Peacock was trying to attract his girlfriends. He looked beautiful.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 84 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.81km at ave 17.0kph
    November total to date: 279kms
    2021 to Date: 4,296kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#749) - Cafe Rockpool(#381) ride #321 - morning ride - overcast - 22-25deg 9-13kph SE

    Peter Peacock - looking beautiful.

    Goosey Lucy and mates.

    9:44am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:39am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:14am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:38am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 9th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.21kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:02am, the breeze was moderate from the South, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    The Doug Jennings Parkland was fully fenced off for the "Lunar Electric Music Festival", last weekend. Today they are still dismantling everything.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Shock, horror, one of Goosey Lucy's mate was found dead on their island, so there are now 12 geese.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, Angelo (the Man in the Red Van) was parked in the carpark beside 'our' caravn park, so I stopped and chatted. Did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 95 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.21km at ave 17.2kph
    November total to date: 223kms
    2021 to Date: 4,240kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#748) - Cafe Rockpool(#380) ride #320 - morning ride - cloudy - 20-25deg 9-24kph S

    Coffee time at Cafe Rockpool with ALL my friends.

    8:56am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:53am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:09am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 5th Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.19kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:00am, the breeze was moderate from the East, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    The Doug Jennings Parkland was fully fenced off for the "Lunar Electric Music Festival" which starts tomorrow. Strange that I have never heard of any of the musical artists eg Billy Trumpet. I wonder if he plays a guitar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out, but their new mates Swanny Lonny and their 5 cygnets were nowhere to be seen.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, I didn't see Angelo (the Man in the Red Van) anywhere during my ride. Did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 98 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.19km at ave 17.2kph
    November total to date: 167kms
    2021 to Date: 4,184kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#747) - Cafe Rockpool(#379) ride #319 - morning ride - overcast - 20-22deg 20-28kph E

    Setting up for the "lunar Electric Music Festival".

    At the tip of the Moondarewa Spit.

    8:48am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:43am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:32am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    6:57am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 3rd Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.42kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:23am, the breeze was light and building from the South East, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap and also some drops of rain. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out, but their new mates Swanny Lonny and their 5 cygnets were nowhere to be seen.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward, I saw Angelo (the Man in the Red Van) parked in the carpark beside 'our' caravan park, stopped and chatted for a few minutes then did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 84 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.42km at ave 17.3kph
    November total to date: 111kms
    2021 to Date: 4,127kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#746) - Cafe Rockpool(#378) ride #318 - morning ride - overcast - 18-23deg 9-41kph SE

    At the tip of the Moondarewa Spit.

    9:26am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:21am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:02am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:25am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 1st Nov - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.58kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:00am, the breeze was light and building from the South East, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and about with their new mates Swanny Lonny and their 5 cygnets.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 88 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.58km at ave 17.4kph
    November total to date: 56kms
    2021 to Date: 4,072kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#745) - Cafe Rockpool(#377) ride #317 - morning ride - overcast - 19-22deg 13-32kph SE

    Swanny Lonny and 5 cygnets.

    A yacht leaving the seaway.

    8:59am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    Coming out of the Seaway... a tad rough.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:50am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:37am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:03am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 28th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.63kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 5:27am, the breeze was light and building from the North, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and about.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 78 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.63km at ave 17.4kph
    October total to date: 478kms
    2021 to Date: 4,0161kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#744) - Cafe Rockpool(#376) ride #316 - morning ride - overcast - 23-28deg 13-28kph N

    8:16am - At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:16am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:05am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    6:30am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 26th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.58kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:30am, the breeze was light and building from the South East, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and about.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 81 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.58km at ave 18.1kph
    October total to date: 422kms
    2021 to Date: 3,961kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#743) - Cafe Rockpool(#375) ride #315 - morning ride - overcast - 21-24deg 7-28kph SE

    Coffee time at Cafe Rockpool, while the cops drive past.

    At Narrowneck - Looking towards Surfers.

    A section of the Marina Mirage jetty.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:16am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:05am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:32am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 22nd Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.88kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:10am, the breeze was non-existent and building very slowly, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and about.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 83 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.88km at ave 17.8kph
    October total to date: 367kms
    2021 to Date: 3,905kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#742) - Cafe Rockpool(#374) ride #314 - morning ride - overcast - 19-26deg 6-19kph E

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:14am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:15am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 18th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.02kms.

    Today's highlight: was the pod of 10-15 Danny Dolphins off The Spit.

    I slept like a log until 5am and left home at 5:50am, the breeze was non-existent and building very slowly, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being a weekday, the shared paths were nearly empty.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar. While sitting there watching the world go bye, I noticed a fin and it turned into a pod of at least 10-15 Danny Dolphins about 200meters away. They obviously found a school of fish, as they held their breath for over a minute. Very hard to take a photo.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, compared to yesterday's hundreds of empty boat trailers, today there were bugger all. I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and about. The 4 goslings are missing, Mark said that he has to give them away, as there would be too many geese.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. While there, I did notice Danny Dolphin swim past.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 99 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.02km at ave 17.1kph
    October total to date: 312kms
    2021 to Date: 3,850kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#741) - Cafe Rockpool(#373) ride #313 - morning ride - sunny - 17-24deg 7-17kph S

    A pod of 10-15 Danny Dolphins fishing off The Spit.

    The YOT Club is moored at Marina Mirage jetty.

    At Narrowneck - looking to Surfers.

    Ningaloo (left) and Encore (right).

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea
    Port Frederick the dredger.

    7:37am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    7:27am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    6:52am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 17th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.51kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding AFTER A SHIT WEEK - WEATHER WISE.

    I left home at 6:13am, the breeze was non-existent and building very slowly, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    My 2 new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres were still rock hard, which is a benefit.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. Being Sunday and a magnificent day, the shared paths were chockers.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, there were (no exaggeration) hundreds of empty boat trailers everywhere. I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were locked up on their island.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 135 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.51km at ave 16.8kph
    October total to date: 256kms
    2021 to Date: 3,794kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#740) - Cafe Rockpool(#372) ride #312 - morning ride - sunny - 15-23deg 0-20kph Var

    At the finish of the Brisbane to GC Bike Ride (100 kms).
    I was looking for my mate "Crusty" but missed him. He rode it in 4hr40mins.
    Excellent effort.

    The riders enjoying finishing the 100kms ride.

    The riders enjoying finishing the 100kms ride.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    7:54am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:16am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:13am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 8th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 52.35kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding, BUT it was BLOWING LIKE BUGGERY (again) FROM THE SOUTH EAST.
    I am now convinced it is the BLOW LIKE BUGGERY season.

    I left at 8:59 am, after shopping at Runaway Bay and having a retirement coffee. The breeze was moderate and building from the South East to bloody gale force, the Broadwater was choppy with white caps appearing later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Into the Southerly headwind, continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, into the Southerly Buster, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk, with a magnificent tailwind. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, into the Southerly Buster.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. While having a drink, I noticed a new group - Bazza and Barb Black Swan and their 5 cygnets. They were beautiful.

    I gave Cafe Rockpool amiss and continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 71 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home, after a beautiful tailwind from Goosey Lucy's island. Another enjoyable ride, even if it was blowing like buggery..

    Today's ride was: 52.35km at ave 17.5kph
    October total to date: 201kms
    2021 to Date: 3,740kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#739) - ride #311 - morning ride - sunny - 23deg 28-43kph SE

    The infamous YETI of the Moondarewa Spit.

    Bazza & Barb Black Swan and their 5 cygnets.

    At Narrowneck, looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.
    Riverside resolute - the dredge.

    10:46am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    10:30am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    9:54am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 6th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.76kms.

    Today's highlight: was no puncture and magnificent weather.

    I left home at 6:38am, the breeze was a light Southerly slowly building during my ride, the Broadwater was smooth to slight chop

    My 2 old Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres were still rock hard, which is a benefit.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. The shared paths are back to NON School holiday normal.... bugger all, walkers out.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. The carpark was 10% full with employees' cars.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates and the 4 new goslings were out enjoying life, so I photographed them, the goslings are having a growing spurt.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 78 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.76km at ave 17.0kph
    October total to date: 149kms
    2021 to Date: 3,687kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#738) - Cafe Rockpool(#371) ride #310 - morning ride - sunny - 15-24deg 7-20kph S

    Goosey Lucy and mates with the 4 goslings.

    At Narrowneck, looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:21am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:11am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:36am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 5th Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.63kms.

    Today's highlight: was that I didn't get a puncture.

    I left home at 7:44am, the breeze was a light Easterley for the whole ride, the Broadwater was smooth.

    Yesterday, I put my 2 old Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres on my 29er, I have ordered 2 new ones. These I kept from my previous 29er, they are brilliant tyres for me.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths. School holidays have ended and the shared paths are all mine again. Ok, there are some walkers out.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits, sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. There were some there, but naturally, nothing compared to the crowds during the school holidays which ended yesterday. In Qld, yesterday was the Queen's Birthday holiday, a bit different to Victoria's 2nd weekend in June.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, then crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates and the 4 new goslings were out enjoying life.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 75 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. School holidays have ended.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.63km at ave 17.1kph
    October total to date: 94kms
    2021 to Date: 3,633kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#737) - Cafe Rockpool(#370) ride #309 - morning ride - sunny - 22-26deg 7-17kph E

    A Whale Watching boat heading out.

    At Narrowneck, looking towards Surfers.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    9:34am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    9:23am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    8:47am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 3rd Oct - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 39.70kms.

    Today's lowlight: I punctured near The Spit. I wonder if it was caused by all the shit on the shared paths caused by 2 days of severe storms.

    I left home at 6:20. The breeze was light and building from the North West, the Broadwater was glassy turning choppy and it was starting to get warm..

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck. Continued along the Shared Path, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    Due to the weather, there were people everywhere.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Started my 2nd lap of the Spits, when I noticed my rear tyre was softish. I headed straight homeward, but only made it to Seaworld, when I had to change the tube. It was a very slow leak. My pump wasn't real flash but I managed to pump air into the tyre but it was still softish, so I headed directly home at a slow, controllable speed.

    I made it home without any dramas. Pumped up my tyre to 50psi and a couple of hours later, I took off my rear wheel and put it in the 'truck'. Tomorrow, I will go to my local bicycle shop with my rear wheel fully inflated and ask about a new hand pump that will pump up my Presta valve better than my current pump, and buy a new tyre and 2 spare tubes. When I changed the tube, I had a good look at my rear tyre, it was very soft rubber, the tread had worn away from the middle. It had done 7,100kms carrying around my large body, so it is time for a new tyre.

    Update: Bought a new hand pump and Aaron tested it, also ordered 2 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres. I have had these on various bikes and they suit me. No punctures.

    Today's ride was: 39.70km at ave 17.1kph
    October total to date: 40kms
    2021 to Date: 3,578kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#736) - ride #308 - morning ride - sunny - 16-26deg 9-30kph NW

    Looking towards Surfers.

    looking inshore.

    looking towards South Straddie.

    looking out to sea.

    8:14am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    looking South.

    looking West.

    looking North.

    8:02am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    looking North.

    looking East.

    looking South.

    7:28am - at Surfers.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 30th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.05kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding, after getting my 2nd jab last Saturday, i felt RS, but after today's ride, I felt back to normal.

    I left home at 8:04am, after Marg made me go for a ride, I didn't need much convincing. The breeze was light but building from the North West, the Broadwater was glassy turning choppy later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck, I was attacked by a swarm of insects. Little bastards. It must have been the humid, wet weather. Continued along the Shared Path, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    Due to the weather, there was bugger all people outside.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    The wind was building quite gusty from the North West, which meant a headwind, so I headed homeward the quickest way. Strailgt to andd past the Southport YC, then stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 178 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. School holidays, it is nearly full.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 41.05km at ave 17.2kph
    September total to date: 631kms
    2021 to Date: 3,538kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#735) - ride #307 - morning ride - overcast and drizzily - 18-23deg 7-28kph NW

    Coffee time @ Cafe Rockpool with all my friends.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    9:51am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit - looking inshore.

    9:51am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit - looking across the Seaway towards South Straddie Is.

    9:51am - At the tip of Seaway/Spit - looking out to sea.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    9:41am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    9:41am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    9:41am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 23rd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 53.39kms.

    Today's highlight:was seeing Goosey Lucy and mates' 4 goslings. They were beautiful.

    I left at 9:24 am, after shopping at Runaway Bay and having a retirement coffee. The breeze was light and building from the East and the Broadwater was choppy.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. Being later than usual and also being school holidays, the carpark was nearly full.

    Being late, I didn't ride around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and some mates surprised me by showing their 4 new goslings. 3 of the adults were on guard duty and you don't mess with them, they were very in charge. I took their photo.

    As I had already had my coffee, I gave Cafe Rockpool amiss.

    I also gave 'our' caravan park amiss.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.39km at ave 17.7kph
    September total to date: 590kms
    2021 to Date: 3,497kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#734) - ride #306 - morning ride - sunny - 20-23deg 11-28kph E

    Goosey Lucy and mates' 4 new goslings - Obviously, They have a very 'close' relationship.

    The boys were on guard duty.

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    10:52am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    10:52am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    10:52am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    10:18am - at Surfers - looking North.

    10:18am - at Surfers - looking East.

    10:18am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 22nd Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.87kms.

    Today's highlight: was the job of riding, BUT it was BLOWING LIKE BUGGERY FROM THE SOUTH..
    I am convinced it is the BLOW LIKE BUGGERY season.

    I left home at 6:50am, the breeze was moderate and building from the South to bloody gale force, the Broadwater was choppy with white caps appearing later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Into the Southerly headwind, continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, into the Southerly Buster, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk, with a magnificent tailwind. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, into the Southerly Buster.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and 3 mates were out and about, the rest were still on their island.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. See photo, my friends got their time mixed up or just didn't front.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 219 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home, after a beautiful tailwind from Goosey Lucy's island. Another enjoyable ride, even if it was blowing like buggery..

    Today's ride was: 54.87km at ave 17.5kph
    September total to date: 536kms
    2021 to Date: 3,444kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#733) - Cafe Rockpool(#369) ride #305 - morning ride - sunny - 15-21deg 17-35kph S

    A beautiful day at the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    Coffee time at Cafe Rockpool.
    My friends didn't front OR is it that I don't have any friends..
    probably the latter.

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:21am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:21am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:21am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:47am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 20th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.93kms.

    Today's highlight: was the job of riding, BUT the breeze is still hanging around. It is school holidays and everyone is out early.

    I left home at 6:23am, the breeze was light but building from the North West, the Broadwater was glassy turning choppy later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths, dodging kids and adults.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits and the Port Frederick ship. Sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, with a tail breeze.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. There were people already queueing up 30 minutes before opening time.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty, and stopped to photograph George. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Peter Peacock and his family were quite happy frazing near my seat.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 214 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. School holidays, it is nearly full.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.93km at ave 17.2kph
    September total to date: 482kms
    2021 to Date: 3,389kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#732) - Cafe Rockpool(#368) ride #304 - morning ride - sunny - 17-25deg 6-28kph NW

    George Pell ican at Marina Mirage jetty.

    Peter Peacock at MacIntosh island.

    At the end of The Seaway/Spit.

    At the end of The Seaway/Spit - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking inshore.

    Looking across The Seaway to South Straddie.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:25am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:25am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:25am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 17th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 54.02kms.

    Today's highlight: was the job of riding, BUT the breeze is still hanging but slowly lightening off.

    I left home at 6:22am, the breeze was light but building from the South, the Broadwater was glassy turning choppy later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Into the Southerly headwind, continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits and the Port Frederick ship. Sat and ate my banana.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, into the Southerly Buster.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were being fed by one of the locals.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 98 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 54.02km at ave 17.1kph
    September total to date: 427kms
    2021 to Date: 3,334kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#731) - Cafe Rockpool(#367) ride #303 - morning ride - sunny - 14-22deg 7-20kph S

    At the end of The Seaway/Spit - Looking towards Surfers.

    Looking inshore.

    Watching Port Frederick the Dredger.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:58am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:24am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:24am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:24am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 16th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 37.31kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 9:46am, after I went to 'Runners' (Runaway Bay Shopping Centre) for some shopping and a coffee. The breeze was from the South East and building to a bloody gale, the Broadwater started off glassy before becoming choppy with white caps.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via Federation Walk (gravel track).

    While I rode along the gravel track. Continued to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit, continued back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path beside Seaworld Drive, back past the Southport YC, gave Cafe Rockpool amiss, as I already had my coffee.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 37.31km at ave 18.6kph
    September total to date: 373kms
    2021 to Date: 3,280kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Spit(#730) ride #302 - morning ride - sunny - 20-21deg 17-41kph SE

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit, looking towards Surfer.

    Panaramic view at the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    10:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    10:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    10:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 15th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.15kms.

    Today's highlight: was the job of riding, BUT it was BLOWING LIKE BUGGERY FROM THE SOUTH..

    I left home at 6:15am, the breeze was moderate and building from the South to bloody gale force, the Broadwater was choppy with white caps appearing later.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Into the Southerly headwind, continuing through the Broadwater Parklands. I continued down to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path, into the Southerly Buster, to my normal spot at Surfers, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk, with a magnificent tailwind. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, into the Southerly Buster.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 99 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home, after a beautiful tailwind from Goosey Lucy's island. Another enjoyable ride, even if it was blowing like buggery..

    Today's ride was: 55.18km at ave 17.6kph
    September total to date: 335kms
    2021 to Date: 3,243kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#729) - Cafe Rockpool(#366) ride #301 - morning ride - sunny - 14-21deg 13-43kph S

    Narrowneck - looking good, if not, a tad windy.

    A bit rough at the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:23am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:23am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:23am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:50am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:50am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:50am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 13th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.05kms.

    Today's highlight: was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 6:20am, the breeze was a moderate North West, the Broadwater was slightly choppy.
    I wore my tights, so I didn't need to put sunblock on, but it was warm and I took off my tights at Cafe Rockpool about 30 minutes from home.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point, then continued through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit. I continued out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were being fed by a local. I spoke to Mark, the head gardener, who confirmed that the Gold Coast 600 Supercar race in December has been cancelled due to Covid.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 101 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.05km at ave 17.3kph
    September total to date: 280kms
    2021 to Date: 3,188kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#728) - Cafe Rockpool(#367) ride #300 - morning ride - sunny - 18-25deg 9-35kph NW

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:53am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:53am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:53am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:16am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:16am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:16am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sat 11th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 37.47kms.

    Today's highlight: was my encounter with 'Joe Blake'. Snakes that I have encountered on my riding adventures.

    I left home at 9:28am, after I went to 'Runners' (Runaway Bay Shopping Centre) for some shopping and a coffee. The breeze was from the North and slowly building, the Broadwater started off glassy before becoming slightly choppy.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via Federation Walk (gravel track).

    While I rode along the gravel track, I encountered a small Eastern brown snake, probably 3 foot long.
    As I rode down the small decline and turned right to ride up the next small incline, which just happens to be a very fast section of my ride, a snake was halfway across the gravel path. I comfortably rode around him. I stopped but he had escaped by the time I was back at the spot. Bugger.

    Continued to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit/ Being the weekend, there were a 1,000 cyclists at the end of the Spit. They were on some sort of charity ride. Continued back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path beside Seaworld Drive, back past the Southport YC, gave Cafe Rockpool amiss, as I already had my coffee.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride. Look at the colour of the sky, it was magic.

    Today's ride was: 37.47km at ave 18.4kph
    September total to date: 225kms
    2021 to Date: 3,133kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Spit(#727) ride #300 - morning ride - sunny - 21-25deg 9-26kph N

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit. It was jumping.

    Looking out to sea.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 9th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.28kms.

    Today's highlight: was seeing a rhinoceros beetle.

    I left home at 6:08am, the breeze was a light Southerly, the Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. It was cool ish but didn't need to put on my spray jacket, then continued through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit. On my way, I saw a beetle on the concrete path, he wasn't moving, so I stopped and carried it to the grass. A couple were walking past and I showed them the beetle, as I hadn't seen one like that ever. The guy said it was a rhinoceros beetle. I continued out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max. I had a discussion with Peter Peacock, as he was sitting on my seat. See photo below.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 96 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.28km at ave 17.5kph
    September total to date: 188kms
    2021 to Date: 3,095kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#726) - Cafe Rockpool(#366) ride #299 - morning ride - sunny - 13-22deg 7-13kph S

    Peter Peacock was on my seat.

    Rhinoceros beetle

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:46am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:46am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:46am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 7th Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 36.16kms.

    Today's highlight:was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 10:07am, after I went to my 6 monthly Skin Doctor checkup. All good. The breeze was from the South and moderate, the Broadwater was slightly choppy.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via Federation Walk (gravel track). Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path beside Seaworld Drive, back past the Southport YC, gave Cafe Rockpool amiss, as I already had my coffee.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 36.16km at ave 18.3kph
    September total to date: 132kms
    2021 to Date: 3,040kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Spit(#725) ride #299 - morning ride - sunny - 20-22deg 13-26kph S

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit looking towards South Straddie.

    A pleasant sunny day.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    11:24am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    11:24am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    11:24am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 6th Sep - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.15kms.

    Today's highlight: was the job of riding.

    I left home at 6:12am, the breeze was light and variable, the Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. It was cool ish but didn't need to put on my spray jacket, then continued through the Broadwater Parklands. 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, to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Checked out the burnt out area, there was NO smoke anywhere. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 112 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 55.15km at ave 17.6kph
    September total to date: 96kms
    2021 to Date: 3,004kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#724) - Cafe Rockpool(#365) ride #298 - morning ride - overcast - 12-18deg 6-17kph Var

    Narrowneck - looking good.

    A bit of spray at the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    At the end of the Seawall/Spit.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:47am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:47am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:47am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:13am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 1st Sep - Lands End, Southport YC, The Spit - 40.98kms.

    Today's highlight:was the joy of riding.

    I left home at 9:34am, after I went to Runaway Bay for a coffee and shopping. The breeze was from the East and light, Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via the bike path beside Seaworld Dve. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Federation Walk (gravel track), back past the Southport YC, gave Cafe Rockpool amiss, as I already had my coffee.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 121 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 40.98km at ave 18.1kph
    September total to date: 41kms
    2021 to Date: 2,948kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - Spit(#723) ride #297 - morning ride - sunny - 22-24deg 9-15kph E

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    10:43am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 31st Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.53kms.

    Today's highlight:was the surprise of seeing Triple 8 announce Jamie Whincup's replacement for 2022 season at Cavil Ave, Surfers.

    I left home at 7:02am, the breeze was light and variable, the Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. It was cool ish but didn't need to put on my spray jacket, then continued through the Broadwater Parklands where the GC show was and nearly has cleaned up. 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. At Cavil Ave, I saw Jamie Whincup's Supercar, so I stopped and took a few photos. While there, I rang Lukey and he said that at 8:30am, 888 would be announcing Jamie's replacement, so I waited around and watched the press arrive. I saw Roland Dane talking to 3 of his team, I walked up and asked for a photo, Roland started to walk off, so I said "Roland I want you to stay, as I want to include you in my photo". He did, but see how uninterested he appears. I then waited around for Jamie, GIS and Broc to arrive and took a few more photos, then headed off to take my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Checked out the burnt out area, there was NO smoke anywhere. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to the Sundale bridge past the Southport YC and giving MacIntosh Island a miss. I was feeling rather hungry for a coffee and toastie. So headed straight to Cafe Rockpool, where I just happened upon the Tuesday Mothers and babies' pram meeting, they were about 12 in front of me, so I waited. It was still YUMMA, when it was ready.
    Pure arse, as I left Cafe Rockpool, Jamie's Supercar was on the truck stuck in the traffic, so another photo.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 123 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.53km at ave 16.9kph
    August total to date: 726kms
    2021 to Date: 2,908kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#722) - Cafe Rockpool(#364) ride #296 - morning ride - overcast - 16-24deg 0-17kph Var

    Jamie's Whincup's Supercar on the shared path opposite Cavil Ave, Surfers.

    Jamie's Whincup's Supercar on the shared path opposite Cavil Ave, Surfers.

    Jamie, Broc and GIS.

    Some of the action. (7 News and 9 News).

    The Press.

    Interviewing Jamie.

    Stuck in the traffic on their way home.

    Roland Dane is on the right.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    9:20am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    9:20am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    9:20am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    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.

    Sun 29th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.80kms.

    Today's highlight:was the joy of riding and beating the GC Show crowd..Just..

    I left at 6:16am, the breeze was light and variable, the Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. It was cool and thought about putting on my spray jacket, but toughened it out then continued through the Broadwater Parklands where the GC show is being held. 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. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Checked out the burnt out area, there was still one tiny area with a trickle of smoke (bugger all and my photo missed it). Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the gravel path, and continued back to Sundale bridge past the Southport YC and giving MacIntosh Island a miss. I wanted to beat the Gold Coast show crowds back to cafe Rockpool for my coffee and toastie. WHICH I DID, arriving there at 9:05am. It was YUMMA.
    The 2 girls that serve through thick and thin, both said that over the past 2 days of the GC Show, they have never been busier.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 215 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. I believe a lot would be attending the GC Show.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.85km at ave 17.7kph
    August total to date: 673kms
    2021 to Date: 2,854kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#721) - Cafe Rockpool(#363) ride #295 - morning ride - sunny - 10-21deg 6-11kph Var

    The photo missed it, but there is a tiny whisper of smoke still there after nearly 4 days, since it started.

    Looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of the Seaway/Spit.

    I JUST beat the crowd for my toastie and coffee.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:44am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:44am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:44am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 27th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.80kms.

    Today's highlight:was photographing the burnt areas of The Spit.

    I left at 6:11am, the breeze was from the West and light to moderate, Broadwater was glassy.

    As usual, I rode Northward, to my Lands End turnaround point. Stopped and put on my spary jacket then continued through the Broadwater Parklands where the GC show is being held. 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. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Stopped and took photos of the burnt area. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the gravel path and took more photos of the burnt area. Crossed over to the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and then rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life.

    The people in their 000s were at the GC Show, so I walked my bike through the area to get to Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. Because everywhere is fenced off and QR codes everywhere, I rode to the footpath beside the Gold coast hwy to try and avoid the crowd. It worked.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Here is a 9 second video of the fire.

    Today's ride was: 52.80km at ave 16.4kph
    August total to date: 621kms
    2021 to Date: 2,802kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#720) - Cafe Rockpool(#362) ride #294 - morning ride - sunny - 10-20deg 7-22kph W

    Still smoldering at The Spit.

    Still smoldering at The Spit.

    Burnt Area.

    Burnt Area.

    Burnt Area.

    Burnt Area.

    people waiting at Cafe Rockpool.

    The kids were screaming on this ride.

    At the tip of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:48am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:09am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:09am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:09am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 26th Aug - Rode to The Spit to check the Bush Fire - 27.72kms.

    Today's highlight:was checking out the Bush Fire at The Spit.

    I left at 10:32am, after Marg and I went out for brekky and then to Woollies. The breeze was from the East and light, Broadwater was glassy.

    Last night about 5pm, we noticed smoke directly over the Broadwater from our Apartment. The smoke was increasing and then I saw the flame. Check out the video.
    I rode direct to The Spit along Federation Walk, when I got opposite Muriel Henchman park, the gravel track was barricaded off and the fire was still smoldering. I took a couple of photos and then rode along Seaworld Drive to the Spit, as each track was barricaded off. I did a lap of the Seaway/Spit and to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, where I noticed a woman who had 4 dogs. They looked like Oddball from the movie, you know that dog that protected the penguins on Middle Island at Warrnambool. Sure enough, the lady said that they were Maremma sheepdogs. I gave then a cuddle and they were beautiful.

    I headed home via the Southport YC, while riding through the Broadwater Parklands, I stopped and took photos of camels, which were here for the Gold Coast Show, which starts on Saturday.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    here is a 9 second video of the fire.

    Today's ride was: 27.72km at ave 17.6kph
    August total to date: 568kms
    2021 to Date: 2,749kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Spit(#719) Bush Fire ride #293 - morning ride - sunny - 17-19deg 7-17kph E

    Federation Walk is blocked where the bush fire was still smoldering.

    Federation Walk is blocked where the bush fire was still smoldering.

    The lady said that they were Maremma sheepdogs.

    The camels.

    How beautiful is this dude?

    Back to the top.

    Wed 25th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 56.57kms.

    Today's highlight:was the weather. A complete opposite to yesterday. It was cool, sunny and a light breeze.

    I left at 7:04am, the breeze was from the West and light to moderate, Broadwater was slightly choppy.

    As usual, I rode Northward into a stiff North Westerley, 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. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Sat and ate my museli bar.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and then rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were out and enjoying life.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 123 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Another enjoyable ride.

    Today's ride was: 56.57km at ave 16.5kph
    August total to date: 540kms
    2021 to Date: 2,722kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#718) - Cafe Rockpool(#361) ride #292 - morning ride - sunny - 12-19deg 11-28kph W

    A beautiful day at Narrowneck.

    A beautiful day at Narrowneck.

    At the tip of the Seaway/Spit.

    At the tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:39am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:39am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:39am - At the tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    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.

    Tue 24th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.44kms.

    Today's highlight:was the weather. A complete opposite to Sunday's. It was blowing like shit and pissed down half way through my ride BUT it was beautiful riding in the rain. SO an enjoyable ride.

    I left at 6:28 am, the breeze was already blowing from the North West and pretty stiff, Broadwater was choppy with white caps.

    As usual, I rode Northward into a stiff North Westerley, to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down with a beautiful tail wind to MacIntosh Is, did a lap. Over the Bridge at Narrowneck then along the Shared Path to my normal spot at Surfers, still with a nice tail wind. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths into the wind, consequently, my speed had dropped.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Rode to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit, then out to the tip of the Seawall/Spit then back to the tip of the Moondarewa Spit then back to the tip of the Seawall/Spit. While there the wind was gusting to 48kph and the spray was drowning anything that was 'game' to travel to the end of the Seawall/Spit, including me. Took a few photos at the end of both Spits. Couldn't sit and eat my museli bar, as it was blowing like buggery. I know it was gusting 48kph, as The Spit has its own meterological sites??.


    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, with a beautiful tailwind.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park and stopped and put on my wet weather jacket and pants, as the cold front frorm the NW had arrived and it was starting to rain. At least, I was riding with the wind, so the rain was nice. I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Strange, that I was the only human on the shared path from Muriel's Park to Cafe Rockpool. I think it had something to do with the gale and rain. Consequently, I headed straight to Cafe Rockpool, going past the Southport YC.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. While I sat and ate my toastie and coffee, I was there only customer.

    The rain had eased considerably, so I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 129 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.

    Arrived at home. Even though it blew like shit and rained, I still loved my ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.44km at ave 17.0kph
    August total to date: 484kms
    2021 to Date: 2,665kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#717) - Cafe Rockpool(#360) ride #291 - morning ride - rainy - 15-21deg 17-48kph NW

    A rough day at the Seaway.

    A tad damp at Cafe Rockpool.

    The front is approaching.

    at tip of the Seaway/Spit.

    at tip of the Seaway/Spit.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    7:59am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    7:59am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    7:59am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:22am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:22am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:22am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 22nd Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 55.90kms.

    Today's highlight:Everyone on the Gold Coast were out to watch me ride. There were people evrywhere. The weather was absolutely stunning.
    From Labrador to The Spit, every carpark was overflowing with boat traillers and cars. I have never seen them so full, so early in the morning.

    I left at 6:37 am, the breeze was light and variable, the Broadwater started out glassy.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.
    Every car spot was taken, I couldn't believe it.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, there was a queue of jetski owners waiting to lauch their jetskis, but the downside for them is that there aare no car spots. Unreal. I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were locked up on their island, as it is Sunday.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA. Spoke to Kamal for 5 minutes.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 150 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. Wal has done a runner, he wasn't meant to leave until Tuesday, but his site is empty. He has gone back into NSW to visit his daughter.

    Arrived at home. One of the best days ever.... weatherwise...

    Today's ride was: 55.90km at ave 17.0kph
    August total to date: 432kms
    2021 to Date: 2,614kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#716) - Cafe Rockpool(#359) ride #290 - morning ride - sunny - 14-22deg 0-19kph Var

    A beautiful view.
    Seaworld Cruiser, jetski, Dive Boat.

    At the end of The Moondarewa Spit.

    2 birds with 1 stone.
    A magic hot rod and 2 people on the paraglider.

    At The Spit, looking towards Surfers.

    At The Spit, looking inshore.

    At the end of The Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:34am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:34am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:34am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 20th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.68kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 6:23 am, the breeze was light and variable, the Broadwater started out glassy.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos. I met a photographer who works for the Courier mail and he told me about the Jessica Watson movie being made in and around the Broadwater Parklands and jetty.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. There were a couple of hundred cars parked at the back of the carpark. It turns out that the owners were then bused over to the Jessica Watson movie set. they were the 'crowd welcoming Jessica back to Australia'.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I stopped and spoke to a security guard who told me that this is where they were making the Jessica Watson movie, so I took a few photos.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 103 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. I stopped, but Wal was out shopping, his car was missing.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.68km at ave 17.5kph
    August total to date: 376kms
    2021 to Date: 2,558kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#715) - Cafe Rockpool(#358) ride #289 - morning ride - sunny - 15-23deg 6-15kph Var

    Jessica Watson's yacht being filmed.

    Ch7's Sunrise at Surfers.

    At the end of The Moondarewa Spit.

    At the end of The Moondarewa Spit.

    At The Spit, looking towards Surfers.

    At The Spit, looking inshore.

    At Narrowneck, looking towards Surfers.

    the view from cafe Rockpool.

    Jessica Watson's movie.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:20am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:20am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:20am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 18th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 52.12kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 8:59 am, after shopping at Runaway Bay and having a retirement coffee. The breeze was light and building from the South East and the Broadwater was choppy.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths with a beautiful tail breeze.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, it was too windy to eat my museli bar, but I managed a photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and some mates were all out and enjoying life, so I took their photo.

    As I had already had my coffee, I gave Cafe Rockpool amiss.

    I was watching a big, dark front approaching me, so I headed straight home, giving 'our' caravan park amiss.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.12km at ave 17.5kph
    August total to date: 323kms
    2021 to Date: 2,504kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#714) - ride #288 - morning ride - overcast - 17-20deg 15-33kph SE

    12:00pm - Goosey Lucy with 2 mates enjoying the brief sunshine..

    At the end of The Moondarewa Spit.

    At The Spit, looking towards Surfers.

    At the tip of the Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    10:02am - at Surfers - looking North.

    10:02am - at Surfers - looking East.

    10:02am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 16th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.25kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 6:19 am, the breeze was light and building from the North West and the Broadwater was glassy.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 142 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. I stopped, but Wal was out shopping, his car was missing.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.25km at ave 17.1kph
    August total to date: 271kms
    2021 to Date: 2,452kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#713) - Cafe Rockpool(#357) ride #287 - morning ride - sunny - 15-22deg 7-17kph NW

    At the end of The Spit looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of The Spit looking inshore.

    At Narrowneck, looking towards Surfers.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:03am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:03am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:03am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 13th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 51.71kms.

    Today's highlight:was the weather. As I had things to do early this morning, by the time I was leaving it was beautiful and warm.

    I left at 9:32am, the breeze was light from the East and building, the Broadwater started very glassy, turning to a light chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.


    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the new shared path. I rode through Seaworld's carpark, it was open and about 50% full. Rode down and around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    As I had a coffee earlier today, I didn't stop at Cafe Rockpool. I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 168 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites. I stopped and chatted to Wal.

    PS: On Wednesday the Goose/Duck with 5 babies, now is down to 2 babies. Unfortunately.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.71km at ave 17.6kph
    August total to date: 219kms
    2021 to Date: 2,401kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#712) - ride #286 - morning ride - sunny - 19-23deg 7-22kph NE

    At the end of The Spit looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of The Spit looking back to shore.

    At the end of The Spit looking out to sea.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    11:12am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking towards our apartment.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    10:28am - at Surfers - looking North.

    10:28am - at Surfers - looking East.

    10:28am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Wed 11th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.41kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 6:33 am, the breeze was variable and the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    It rained, so the walkers were sparse.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, I was counting the empty sites, until I saw Momma Goose and her 5 goslings. I stopped and watched her protect them. I also forgot how many empty sites.


    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.41km at ave 17.1kph
    August total to date: 168kms
    2021 to Date: 2,349kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#711) - Cafe Rockpool(#356) ride #285 - morning ride - rainy - 14-18deg 4-17kph Var

    Momma Goose and her 5 goslings.
    Absolutely beautiful.

    At the end of The Spit looking towards Surfers.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:19am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:19am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:19am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:33am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:33am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:33am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Sun 8th Aug - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 41.69kms.

    Today's highlight:Was just another beautiful morning ride.

    I left at 7:58 am, the breeze was light and building from the South. The Broadwater was mostly glassy tending to a slight chop.

    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 due to the number of walkers, i rode along The Esplanade to my normal spot at Surfers, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. A woman was in my spot, so I photographed her as well, I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    Being Sunday, the shared paths are quite busy.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, and nearly got blown off, then down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, didn't go back out to the end of The Spit, due to the wind.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the new shared path. I rode through Seaworld's carpark, it was in lockdown and the carpark was about 10% full with its normal employees. The Fire Brigade were testing their ladder, so I stopped and took a photo, before continuing around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. I rode past the Southport YC, back to Cafe Rockpool. All the table and chairs were locked away, so I bought a coffee and sat on the lawn under the shade of a tree. It was quite pleasant. As I was drinking my coffee, Mark the gardener was out walking and stopped and we chatted for a good 20 minutes.

    I then rode straight home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 41.69km at ave 17.5kph
    August total to date: 116kms
    2021 to Date: 2,298kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#710) - Cafe Rockpool(#355) ride #284 - morning ride - sunny - 14-21deg 6-39kph S

    Same as on Friday
    At Narrowneck - the cops are checking whether you are within 10kms from home.

    The cops were on the water as well.
    After this photo, they were talking to a fishing boat.

    The Fireys were out practising in the Seaworld carpark.

    At the end of The Spit.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:54am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:54am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:54am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 6th Aug - Lands End, The Spit - 31.05kms.

    Today's highlight:Was just being back on my bike, another beautiful morning ride.

    I left at 8:13 am, the breeze was light to moderate variable, the Broadwater was mostly glassy.

    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 and to my surprise, the cops were stopping motorists and checking if they are within their 10kms limit. I continued along the Shared Path to my normal spot at Surfers, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    There are still quite a few people out walking as in exercising.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of both Spits. It was just a beautiful day. Back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.
    The sets were coming in and the surfers were out in force between the Spit and the Sand Pumping pier.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the new shared path. I rode through Seaworld's carpark, it was in lockdown and the carpark was about 10% full with its normal employees. Rode down and around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. I rode past the Southport YC, back to Cafe Rockpool. All the table and chairs were locked away, so I bought a coffee and sat on the lawn under the shade of a tree. It was quite pleasant.

    I rode through the caravan park, checked on our Fiver - all good and stopped and chatted with Wal.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.54km at ave 17.1kph
    August total to date: 75kms
    2021 to Date: 2,256kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#709) - Cafe Rockpool(#354) ride #283 - morning ride - sunny - 13-20deg 6-13kph Var

    At Narrowneck - the cops are checking whether you are within 10kms from home.

    At the end of The Spit.

    The waves were beautiful.

    The view at the end of The Spit @ 9:46am.

    The surfers were out in force.

    The surfers were out in force.

    The view at Seaworld @ 10:41am.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    The Seaworld boat.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking North.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking East.

    9:07am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Thu 5th Aug - Lands End, The Spit - 31.05kms.

    Today's highlight:Was just being back on my bike, after having my 2nd bike stolen.

    I left at 5:03 am, I awoke about 4:45am and felt good, so I got up and went riding. The breeze was building from the West for the whole ride, the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    It was dark when I left, so I had my lights on.
    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via the bike path beside Seaworld Dve. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, took some photos and watched the surfers, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode past Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark at 6:30am. There were bugger all cars in the carpark, only the workers.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Continued back past the Yacht Club and then over the Sundale bridge and noticed that Cafe Rockpool was closed. Well, it was 7:15am and they don't open until 8:30am.

    I stopped at 'our' caravan park and checked on our Fiver. All good, so I continued homeward.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 31.05km at ave 16.3kph
    August total to date: 31kms
    2021 to Date: 2,212kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - Spit(#708) - Lockdown Day#5 ride #282 - morning ride - dark/sunny - 10-13deg 11-20kph W

    The view at the end of The Spit @ 6:01am.

    The view at the end of The Spit @ 6:01am.

    The view at the end of The Spit @ 6:01am.

    The surfers were out in force.

    The view at Seaworld @ 6:30am.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 12th Jul - Lands End, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 40.06kms.

    Today's highlight:The kids are back at school, consequently, the shared paths were nearly deserted.

    I left at 7:23 am, the breeze was building from the South for the whole ride, the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I couldn't be stuffed riding to Surfers today, so I rode over the Sundale bridge and turned left and rode past the Southport YC. I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, got damp and managed a few photos, as the waves were quite large.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. You can see that the school holidays have ended, as the carpark was 25% full.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Continued back past the Yacht Club and then over the Sundale bridge and stopped at Cafe Rockpool. Ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 159 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I went into the Office and asked if I could check out the sites for tomorrow. We are picking up our Fiver tomorrow and bringing back to the Park, so we can pack it and get ready for our sojourn which starts on Thursday. Marg and I are heading to West and South West Qlf for some fossiccking and fun.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 40.06km at ave 15.4kph
    July total to date: 144kms
    2021 to Date: 2,181kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - Spit(#707) - Cafe Rockpool(#353) ride #281 - morning ride - sunny - 12-20deg 6-30kph S

    Approaching the end of The Spit.

    One of the larger waves to hit the end of The Spit.

    8:52am - at the end of The Spit.

    8:52am - at the end of The Spit.

    8:52am - at the end of The Spit.

    The yachts heading out to sea.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    Seaworld's Whale Watching boat heading out to view the whales.

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    Wed 7th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.92kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 7:09 am, the breeze was building from the South for the whole ride, the Broadwater had a slight chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    It's school holidays, consequently, the shared paths are chockers with kids and parents, it's great to see but you have to be on your guard.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 164 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I stopped at Wally's caravan, Wally was there by himself. John left yesterday to drive back to Sale,Vic. he expects to arrive home on Friday arvo. Wal and I chatted for 20+ minutes.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.92km at ave 16.0kph
    July total to date: 104kms
    2021 to Date: 2,141kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#706) - Cafe Rockpool(#352) ride #280 - morning ride - sunny - 10-20deg 7-28kph S

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    At Narrowneck looking towards Surfers.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:56am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:56am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:56am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:10am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:10am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:10am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 5th Jul - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 51.50kms.

    Today's highlight:The joy of riding.

    I left at 7:20 am, the breeze was very light and stayed light ish for the whole ride, the Broadwater had a mill pond.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    It's school holidays, consequently, the shared paths are chockers with kids and parents, it's great to see but you have to be on your guard.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 151 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I stopped at Wally's caravan, Wally and John were there, so we chatted for about 15 minutes.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 51.50km at ave 16.7kph
    July total to date: 52kms
    2021 to Date: 2,088kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#705) - Cafe Rockpool(#351) ride #279 - morning ride - sunny - 12-19deg 2-17kph Var

    They have finished. They levelled out the 'cliff'.

    The Sea World Whale watching boat cruising past the end of Moondarewa Spit.

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    At the end of The Spit - very rough.

    At the end of The Spit - very rough.

    At Narrowneck - looking towards Surfers.

    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 30th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit - 43.55kms.

    Today's highlight:was the weather. It started out looking like it was about to rain. It did, I even put on my wet weather pants. By Surfers, it was sunny, so stripped off pants and spray jacket.

    I left at 9:05 am, the breeze was light from the South and building, the Broadwater had a light chop.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. As it was about to rain, I stopped and put on my wet weather pants. 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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    It's school holidays BUT we are in Lockdown. There weren't as many walkers out as normal.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along the new shared path. I rode through Seaworld's carpark, it was in lockdown and the carpark was about 10% full with its normal employees. Rode down and around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. Feeling a bit second rate, so I gave Goosey Lucy amiss and rode past the Southport YC, back to Cafe Rockpool. Unfortunately, about 10 ladies had just ordered and I cbf waiting so I headed straight home.

    The marathon which was to be run this weekend, has been cancelled, so the workmen are packing up tents, temporary fencing etc.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 43.55km at ave 17.0kph
    June total to date: 575kms
    2021 to Date: 2,037kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#704) - ride #278 - morning ride - rain-sunny - 15-20deg 15-32kph S

    Excitement at the end of Moondarewa Spit - they are moving sand around on the beach.

    Excitement at the end of Moondarewa Spit - they are moving sand around on the beach.

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    10:17am - at Surfers - looking North.

    10:17am - at Surfers - looking East.

    10:17am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 28th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 52.56kms.

    Today's highlight:The weather is still cool in the mornings, so I wore tights and spray jacket.

    Today was my 350th time that I have stopped and bought some food and/or drink at The Fish Shak aka Cafe Rockpool. (I am an old fart who loves data).

    I left at 7:24 am, the breeze was light from the South and building, the Broadwater had a light chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.
    It's school holidays, consequently, the shared paths are chockers with kids and parents, it's great to see but you have to be on your guard.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along Federation Walk, because it was sheltered from the headwind.
    At SeaWorld, I crossed over to its carpark. The joint was jumping, SCHOOL HOLS. I rode through Seaworld's carpark. down and around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 185 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I stopped at Wally's caravan, Wally and John were there, so we chatted for about 15 minutes.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 52.56km at ave 16.8kph
    June total to date: 531kms
    2021 to Date: 1,993kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#703) - Cafe Rockpool(#350) ride #277 - morning ride - sunny - 14-20deg 13-37kph S

    Excitement at the end of Moondarewa Spit - they are moving sand around on the beach.

    Excitement at the end of Moondarewa Spit - they are moving sand around on the beach.

    The Sea World Whale Watching boat heading out.

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    At the nd of the Spit looking towards shore.

    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.

    Wed 23rd Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 45.42kms.

    Today's highlight:It rained - I can't remember the last time that I rode in the rain.

    I left at 7:08am, the breeze was light from the South and building, the Broadwater had a light chop and looked like it would rain at any moment.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, stood on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, it started to rain, so I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive, through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. I rode around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. As it was still drizzling, I headed straight to Cafe Rockpool as I needed a coffee and toasted hamma cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    The drizzle stopped just before the caravan park, so I did a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 123 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    Wally and John weren't home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 45.42km at ave 16.1kph
    June total to date: 479kms
    2021 to Date: 1,941kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#702) - Cafe Rockpool(#349) ride #276 - morning ride - drizzle - 15-18deg 9-19kph S - rain 0.4mm

    The dredge heading out to unload their sand.

    The rain squall approaching The Spit.

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    It was raining at Cafe Rockpool.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:53am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:53am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:53am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking North.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking East.

    8:11am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Tue 22nd Jun - Short Ride - Lands End, The Spit - 32.57kms.

    Today's highlight:The 6 Danny Dolphins going absolutely ballistic in the Seaway, catching a school of bream. No Photos.

    This morning, I went shopping and coffeeing at Runaway Bay, when home, I thought "Bugger it, I am going for a short ride out to the Spit". I left at 10:29am, the breeze was already blowing like buggery from the South, the Broadwater was choppy.

    As usual, I rode Northward to my Lands End turnaround point. I continued down over Sundale bridge and turned left, rode past the Southport Yacht Club, then continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk.
    Rode out to the end of The Spit. There were people everywhere along The Spit. It was blowing like buggery and the sand was spraying over the seawall and then as I rode out the waves were breaking against the seawall and everyone was getting wet with spray.
    I then rode down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and watched the 6 Danny Dolphins fishing for bream. I didn't take any photos of them.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode back along Federation Walk to the Southport YC then over the Sundale bridge and straight back home, with a magnificent tail breeze blowing me home.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 32.57km at ave 17.6kph
    June total to date: 433kms
    2021 to Date: 1,895kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - Spit(#701) - ride #276 - morning ride
    sunny - 20-21deg 20-48kph S

    A bit rough at the end of The Spit.

    The Southerly was blowing like buggery, hence all the 'white water'.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    Back to the top.

    Mon 21st Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.99kms.

    Today's highlight:The weather is still cool in the mornings, so I wore tights and spray jacket.

    I left at 6:19 am, the breeze was light from the South and building, the Broadwater had a light chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    I continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Did a lap of Doug Jennings Park, then out to the end of The Spit, down to the end of Moondarewa Spit, took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk, back out to the end of The Spit, sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark. Noticed that a helicopter had landed in a paddock beside Seaworld. I assume that it was a privately owned helicopter, there was no advertising or names painted on it.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and then out to the end of the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 155 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I stopped at Wally's caravan, Wally and his wife Rose and John were there, so we chatted for about 15 minutes.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.99km at ave 16.8kph
    June total to date: 401kms
    2021 to Date: 1,863kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#700) - Cafe Rockpool(#348) ride #275 - morning ride - sunny - 11-20deg 7-30kph S

    The helicopter in the paddock beside Seaworld's carpark.

    At the end of The Spit - looking towards Surfers.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:02am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:02am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:02am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:18am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:18am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:18am - at Surfers - looking South.

    Back to the top.

    Fri 18th Jun - Lands End, GC600 Park, Surfers, The Spit, Cafe Rockpool - 53.57kms.

    Today's highlight:The weather was cool, so I wore tights and spray jacket.

    I left at 6:27 am, the breeze was light from the North West and slowly building, the Broadwater had a light chop.

    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, still near Hanlan St. I stopped and took my weather photos. I headed off to the Spit along the various shared paths.

    As I approached Narrowneck, I saw Angelo's Red Van, so I stopped and chatted to Angelo and Nicole then continued to the Seaway via the Federation Walk. Out to the end of The Spit. Sat on the platform and ate my museli bar and took some photos, then out to the end of the other Spit (Moondarewa). Took a few photos at the end of the wooden boardwalk.

    After leaving The Spit, I rode along the Shared Path that runs beside Seaworld Drive.
    I rode through Muriel Henchman Park, then I rode along the bike path upto and through Seaworld's carpark.

    I rode around Marina Mirage and the jetty. Crossed over Seaworld Drive back onto the Federation Walk and continued back to MacIntosh Island. Goosey Lucy and mates were all out and enjoying life to the max.

    I stopped at Cafe Rockpool and ordered a coffee and a toasted ham and cheese sanga. It was YUMMA.

    I continued homeward via a lap of 'our' caravan park, there were 175 occupied caravan sites out of 230 sites.
    I stopped at Wally's caravan, Wally and John were there, so we chatted for about 15 minutes.

    Arrived at home. Another pearler of a ride.

    Today's ride was: 53.57km at ave 16.5kph
    June total to date: 347kms
    2021 to Date: 1,809kms.
    2020 total: 4,729kms.
    2019 total: 5,366kms.
    Today's ride summary:
    GC - Lands End - GC600 Park - Surfers - Spit(#699) - Cafe Rockpool(347) ride #274 - morning ride - sunny - 10-19deg 7-17kph NW

    Who are you looking at, Boy!!!

    At The Spit looking towards Surfers.

    At The Spit looking inshore.

    At tip of Moondarewa Spit.

    8:04am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking South.

    8:04am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking West.

    8:04am - at tip of Moondarewa Spit - looking North.

    At my normal spot opposite Hanlan St.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking North.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking East.

    7:15am - at Surfers - looking South.

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