Nov 12, 2012

Tarra–Bulga National Park Walk

Remembrance day is a time to look back and be thankful to all those who served this country. I like to get away  so  headed out to lush Tarra–Bulga rainforest in Gippsland for some reflection time. Does make a tough walk a little easier when I think of our heroes of war.

Hiked from Tarra–Bulga National Park visitor centre in tiny Gippsland township of Balook to Tarra Valley National Park Picnic Area,

Distance- 20.8km
Duration- 3hr 52mins

May 6, 2012

Stratford Knob Reserve

 Stratford on the River festival is on at the moment, so this ride video had to have a little William Shakespeare :)

Apr 15, 2012


 The Lakes National Park is a bushland reserve bordered on three sides by Lakes. We explored the area on bicycle, covering 33 km along gravel Lake Side Tracks. Checked out Lake Reeve Nature Trail featuring the Lookout Tower with magnificent views of the Gippsland Lakes system. Rode via Lake Victoria Track through sandy bush trails .. with many soft patches ... 10km of the track (after Emu Bight Camping area) is signed "4WD only". It was a rugged tough ride with lots of pushing. The peaceful bushland picnic area at Point Wilson Jetty was a most welcomed sight. We returned to the carpark via the very corrugated gravel Lake Reeve Road.

Distance- 33.5km
Duration- 2hr 50mins

Mar 31, 2012

Paddling on the Macalister River

Put the kayak in at the Port of Maffra near the the Beet Museum. Successful in boat entry. River meanders around rich dairying agricultural area, Paddled upstream but didn't get to Bellbird Corner at the Newry Creek junction but had a great couple of hrs paddling.

Mar 26, 2012

Bairnsdale to Bruthen (part of East Gippsland Rail Trail)

Bairnsdale to Bruthen is the first 32km section of the magnificent 100 Km Bairnsdale to Orbost rail trail. Start at Howitt Park in Bairnsdale, ride around Howitt park untill you see the Rail trail sign. The first 9km from Bairnsdale to Nicholson is sealed path and remaining 25km to Bruthen is along smooth gravel surface. Trail runs through picturesque farmland with views of Tambo Valley.

Distance- 63.57 km (return)
duration- 3hrs 54min
Total climbing- 218m

Mar 19, 2012

Cat 4 Climb to Agnes Falls

Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.

Surface -   sealed road
Distance-  18.61 km
Duration-  1 hr 26 mins
Climbing- 221 m

Bike adjustments since last ride

- lowered seat a little
- shoe cleats back a little