Finally arrived to the southern outskirts of Syd-dney. Yay! Excited for its one day closer to meeting the other east coast NR cousins!
Today was mainly about hugging. Hugging the coastline all the way from Tathra to Woolongong.
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Left with crisp, frosty but clear conditions. Intermittent valleys of low fog and some icy road patches. The most prominent however were the short sections of road works, of clean up crews due to the massive storm system that hit the east coast about a week ago. Fencing was down, trees were down and you could see a distinctive brown line of where flood levels had been.
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Found this isor in the middle of nowhere, but was for a good cause, so took the opportunity to dump all my shrapnel to it.
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From Tathra to Batemans Bay is what I would call a sedate amble for a bike ride. It's pretty due to the water crossings, lakes and bridges, however not enough meaty twisties to really sink your groove on. Photo opportunities against mirror-like waters were not lacking in this area.
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First stop was Bodalla. Yet another chance to get me to pose in front of a BIG thing... But alas, Bodalla's big cheese wheel was so (unfortunately) dilapidated that it doesn't feel right to advertise a city by that standard So instead; is the Bodalla cheese factory - which of course, was much savour end through the free cheese tastings (and by God, their milkshakes are the bomb!) lol
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Next was Batemans bay, which was a chance for a rest, feed and dry riding kit off in the sun! First proper sun I've seen for what seems to be a millennia!!
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Stopped at Nowra for fuel and a new GPS cable before deciding that due to possibly being a chance to get washed out for the weekend and thus missing out on the possibility of seeing the o'wonderous giant spud - I would head up Kangaroo valley and meet my destiny.
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And. Oh. My. The Robertson Potatoe. Did. NOT. Disappoint!!! This giant kangaroo suppository has now jumped to no.1 (or is that no.2?!) position on my fave list of BIG things. Or a close tie with the Dadswell, VIC Giant Koala....
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My day was done!
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