Busselton, the Noosa of the west
Total: 408.1 km 1596 m; Dist: 114.9km (Luke), Time: 5:23, Speed: 21.3 km/h, El:606m
But the good citizens of Busselton have gone one further and have built a bridge to Africa. A massive day of Sand, Ocean, Wineries, Chocolate Factories, Breweries, Margaret River Ambience, Cows, Feral Cousins, Flies, News Years Eve and 115 kms of riding in the big-ring.
Strange signs in the undergrowth
Signs of a Swiss Bowerbird
Hello Busselton. Cyclist groups, healthy, young, rich, cycle path blessed, tidy Busselton. The approaches full of bird life,
And Strava segments:
Mal still has front derailleur issues. Looks like 2014 will be spent permanently in the big ring.
But he finds the one:
Special solar-powered Busselton fans to keep the climate cool:
Steve has not only survived the Three Peaks:
But there be Wineries to visit:
Breweries to visit:
Like stamp collecting, beer drinking is educational and promotes geographical knowledge.
Trees to see
Number plate spotting (Goomalling)
Yellow Kangaroo Paw
Red Kangaroo Paw
WA has had a bumper wheat season this year, and we are seeing the signs of it even around here.
More blood. (Or Bradley Wiggins is giving me the finger here)
Cows. Cowaramup. Difficult to pronounce, let’s call it cow place.
Golden cow on plinth, straining for the sun:
Meet up with cousin Helen, an elven forest spirit and dog-vacationeur.
She joins us for the a NYE dinner. Helena & Luke graciously give up their bed for Helen’s dogs-in-care. The revelry extends into crazy hours (cyclist time), but all tucked-up in bed by 10 pm, Helen vanishes back into forest.
(You call that a fork??) And that was the last day of 2013.
This guy is an amazing guitarist, from Perth’s John Butler Trio. Saw him in Brisbane at the Climate Change rally, where he stood up when the scheduled band cancelled.
Incredible performance, watch this one to the end. (And yes, that is 19 million hits, for this clip.)
John Butler: “Ocean”