The Sapphire Coast

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A costal road away from the sea

Second last day of riding before the Canberra break and I was relishing the Sapphire Costal ride, The little I had seen of the sea was quite nice and I hoped that I could get more excited about Australia thanks to a few good coast views.

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The sky is not helping but I managed to get the bike on the sand.

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I quickly realised though that the costal road was not too close to the coast, it was in fact in the middle of the Mimosa Rocks National Park. This however did not diminish the enjoyment as the forest was splendid and it was a treat to ride the undulating road.

The forest is very nice though
The forest is very nice even if the continuous up and down was a bit of a challenge on the legs
Cool country bridge with a clean stream and lots of fish
Cool country bridge with a clean stream and lots of fish
Amazing though to see how old the bridges are.
Amazing though to see how old the bridges are.

This part of the country is a lot more like New Zealand and the legs are now remembering the pain and tribulations I went trough in the land of the long white cloud. Fortunately the tendons pain is now diminishing and I am not using the spray anymore, which is great as the instructions said to contact a doctor if the problem persisted.

Mimosa Rocks National Park
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Camera shy kangaroo
Camera shy kangaroo, amazing jumps.

In a little more than 4 hours I got in sight of my destination, with only one serious pause in the day I was quite looking forward to stop and when it came I was well pleased to see that the camp had both a large TV and a sofa where I am planning to sink myself tonight for a few hours before retiring to my lovely tent.

Wallaga Lake
Wallaga Lake, an oasis of peace
With nice white bird
With nice white bird
More impressive from the side than the front
On the water at the back of the campsite. More impressive from the side than the front
And this is what mine will look like
And this is what mine will look like, more or less
Lovely camp location with view
Lovely camp location with view

When the weather is good and it stays above 3º C camping in my tent is really a treat, when I get my new tent and my new sleeping bag I’ll be able to widely extend the range of the camping enjoyment.

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