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Some of my riding photos while staying at Dicky Beach.

We stay at Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park, where Marg and I have a permanent booking for July.
I ride out of the CP, and head North along a shared path then a few back streets, more shared paths and back streets and after 16kms I arrived at Point Cartwright. This is a bluff probably 50 meters high with the Lighthouse built on the point. I usually ride down the hill to the end of the seawall at the mouth of the Mooloolah river, where I sit on the steps of the beacon and take photos and take in the beautiful vistas. On the way back to camp, I usually stop at Coco's Beach Cafe, located about 100 meters from the beach at Currimundi Lake, for a coffee and sometimes their magnificent Rum and Raisin ice cream. If I don't stop here, Marg and I have been known to walk across the road from our Caravan Park to the 'world famous' Dicky Beach shopping strip and have a coffee there.
The weather during our stay usually has a temp range from 10° to 30° with maximum wind gusts ranging from 15kph to 72kph.
My ride consists of 2 distances; the short ride of 32kms or the longer ride of approx 46kms.
My highlight of this ride was while sitting at the beacon at the mouth of the Mooloolah river, I noticed 2 whales about 150 meters away. I rode back to the Lighthouse where I could look 'down' on them. They got about 50 meters from shore before slowly heading out to sea.

 


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This is a breakdown of my normal bike route from Dicky Beach to Point Cartwright Lighthouse/The Spit and return.

  • Sector 1 - 8.7kms - Dicky Beach to Oceanside
  • Sector 2 - 7.0kms - Oceanside to Lighthouse carpark
  • Sector 3 - 7.0kms - Lighthouse carpark back to Oceanside
  • Sector 4 - 7.1kms - Oceanside back to Lighthouse
  • Sector 5 - 8.3kms - Lighthouse back to Oceanside via The Spit/Mouth of the Mooloolaba river.
  • Sector 6 - 8.7kms - Oceanside to Dicky Beach
  • A total of 46.8kms.

     



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    Your typical sunny morning.

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    Georges are always nearby to welcome me.

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    At Point Cartwright looking towards Caloundra.


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    At Point Cartwright looking towards Caloundra.

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    Looking towards Alexandra Headland.

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    Thursday must be a surfers holiday.


    The highlight of my Dicky Beach riding, was spotting the whales.


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    The whales, first noticed while at the Beacon.

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    Taken from the Lighthouse bluff.

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    Taken from the Lighthouse bluff, about 50 meters offshore.


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    The Birdman of Point Cartwright.

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    Just about to get airborne.

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    He flew up and back many times.


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    How nice are these waves.

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    The Pilot boat leaves Mooloolaba.

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    Another beautiful morning in 'sunny' QLD.


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    My turnaround beacon at the end of the Mooloolah river at Mooloolaba.

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    The wind was blowing offshore, holding up the waves. Very pretty.

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    Pandanus trees are very common along the coastal paths.


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    2 ships about to crash headon. Maybe not.

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    From the mouth of the Mooloolah river looking at Point Cartwright.

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    Looking towards Mooloolaba.


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    My trusty treadley at the mouth of the Mooloolah river.

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    I saw this sign on the shared paths.

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    The whale watchers are off into the 'wild' blue yonder.


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    This dude never got past the mouth, he turned around. Smart decision.

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    Just another magic shot, looking towards Noosa.

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    A plane arriving on the Sunshine Coast.


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    I had to stop for this dude.

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    Kawana SLSC.

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    A pandanus tree with heaps of fruit.


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    Part of the shared path.
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    Shared path in 2012. (no concrete just dirt).
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    Same path in 2014 - concrete was laid when I was here this time last year. Very smooth to ride on.


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    I was nearly 'killed' by this Attack Blue Tongue lizard that brought me to a stop.

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    My stress has left me. Coco'c Beach cafe is ready for me.
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    I had to 'fight' for a table. Maybe not.
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    Nearly home, another 'pearler' of a day.
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    The sand is blowing everywhere, the waves are being held up by the strong offshore breeze.

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    Our camp at Dicky Beach.
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    A Pictorial of my ride on Friday 17th July 2015.



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    The start - Our van is on the right.

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    The shared path through our Caravan Park.

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    Left is the CP and turn over the bridge and away.


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    Through Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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    This bridge features in a lot of my photos.

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    Through the shared path, nearly overgrown.


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    Heading towards Currimundi lake.

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    The sandbank at low tide in Currimundi lake.

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    Past Coco's cafe on the left at Currimundi Lake.


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    It pays to stay on the shared path OR Kaboom.

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    Currimundi Lake from the Nicklin Way bridge.

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    The shared path beside the north edge of the Lake.


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    Heading North beside the Conservation Park.

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    Heading East beside the Conservation Park.

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    This path was sealed last year.


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    Heading North along Oceanic Dve South.

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    Heading West to Nicklin Way.

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    Heading North on the shared path beside Nicklin Way.


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    Heading East along Beach Dve.

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    Heading North along Oceanic Dve North.

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    Approaching Kawana SLSC.


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    Heading North along Pacific Blvd.

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    Heading for those High Rise in the distance.

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    This is the Lighthouse carpark.


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    This is the Lighthouse area where I take my photos.

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    Down the hill and around to the Spit.

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    The Beacon at the Spit.