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December 31, 2013

31 December 2013 Queenscliff to Melbourne

Well my wonderful four days away is over. Had a great time and did a lot of riding! It was good that Peter could come down for two days. Gave back my stylish red holiday bag to the op shop. Maybe it will be still there next year! Gave myself three hours to get to South Geelong station for the 12.26pm train. Made it with 15 minutes to spare. On the way back I went over a big bump and the attachment on my panniere broke so it dropped to the ground. My laptop was in it but it seems okay. Not happy Jan! With that and the flies, and head wind and phone calls I thought I’d never make it but I did. It was good to sit down and let someone else take me the rest of the way!

Now for planning the next adventure!

December 28, 2012

Sth Geelong to Point Lonsdale

While Peter’s away in Thailand I thought I’d go away for the weekend to Point Lonsdale. It took a while to find a V/line train though. The timetable said they stop at Newport but no. I tried to get one from North Melbourne but they didn’t stop there either! Finally got one from Footscray!  Train trip was good. Got to Sth Geelong by about 3pm. Found the Bellarine Rail Trail sign okay this time. Pat and I got a bit lost last time we tried. Don’t know where we were looking. It is quite large!

When I left home it was hot with a north wind. By the time I got to Sth Geelong it was cool with a south wind. So no tail wind to help me along. Used my GoPro camera again. Haven’t tried it since I went overseas. Forgot to turn it off though so the battery was dead by the time I got here. Accommodation is nice – a B&B on Point Lonsdale Rd near the big Christmas tree. Walked to dinner at an Italian restaurant in Point Lonsdale. By the time I got back to my room I was so tired I went straight to bed. 

Woke up to pouring rain this morning. This is not my idea of a beach holiday! Rode my bike to have breakfast in Point Lonsdale at the same restaurant as dinner. They are very friendly. A few other bike riders in there as well. It’s a great place to explore by bike. 

Off to Queenscliff after breakfast. Locked my bike up at the Queenscliff Historical Museum. It’s been much improved since I was there last. I was fascinated with the clothes and an enormous quilt from the 1800s. Started watching a video on the area that was really interesting but it went too long. Cruised the shops. The sun finally came out so I was a bit hot in all my bike gear with raincoat! Back to my room to change. Dinner in Point Lonsdale again. Tomorrow I plan to ride to the Barwon Heads market in the morning. Back into Queenscliff by 2pm for a historical walk around the old town. All this exercise is helping me sleep like a log.