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The intention today was to cycle from Port Fairy (where I currently am) to Portland, and thence to Mt Gambier tomorrow, in order to get a bus to Adelaide. But this part of the journey was only really for logistical reasons; the bit I wanted to do was the Great Ocean Road, which I did over the last 5 days. So when I awoke to a stinking headwind this morning, and the nice VLine bus man assured me that the bike would go on the bus to Mt Gambier, I thought, sod that then. So I am having a nice relaxing day in Port Fairy, eating cake and checking the internets and such. You may wish to keep your thumbs crossed for me that the VLine bus driver agrees in re the putting of bikes on buses.

The Great Ocean Road, however, was a fantastic ride, even if I did have a headwind for the first 2.5 days. Executive summary of the 333km ridden from Geelong to Port Fairy:

  • Oh wow, how amazingly pretty is that?
  • OMG there is a koala! And another one!

The detailed version )

[0] Humour me, kids, I have been all on my own on a bike for the last 5 days. There's only so long you can spend going "OMG this is insanely beautiful", though I admit I've been doing my best to push the envelope on that one. In between times you end up occupying yourself with such activities as making up stories about the social lives of soft toys, practising whistling backwards, and trying to get a song, any song, in your head that isn't either Waltzing Matilda or Papa Was A Rodeo. Thankfully I do very much like the latter, which is handy as I've had it as an earworm on and off now for about 5 years.

juliet: (Default)

The intention today was to cycle from Port Fairy (where I currently am) to Portland, and thence to Mt Gambier tomorrow, in order to get a bus to Adelaide. But this part of the journey was only really for logistical reasons; the bit I wanted to do was the Great Ocean Road, which I did over the last 5 days. So when I awoke to a stinking headwind this morning, and the nice VLine bus man assured me that the bike would go on the bus to Mt Gambier, I thought, sod that then. So I am having a nice relaxing day in Port Fairy, eating cake and checking the internets and such. You may wish to keep your thumbs crossed for me that the VLine bus driver agrees in re the putting of bikes on buses.

The Great Ocean Road, however, was a fantastic ride, even if I did have a headwind for the first 2.5 days. Executive summary of the 333km ridden from Geelong to Port Fairy:

  • Oh wow, how amazingly pretty is that?
  • OMG there is a koala! And another one!

The detailed version )

[0] Humour me, kids, I have been all on my own on a bike for the last 5 days. There's only so long you can spend going "OMG this is insanely beautiful", though I admit I've been doing my best to push the envelope on that one. In between times you end up occupying yourself with such activities as making up stories about the social lives of soft toys, practising whistling backwards, and trying to get a song, any song, in your head that isn't either Waltzing Matilda or Papa Was A Rodeo. Thankfully I do very much like the latter, which is handy as I've had it as an earworm on and off now for about 5 years.

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