06.01. to 17.01.2015
Melbourne - Stony Point - Ferry to Cowes/Philip Island - San Remo - Wonthaggi - Inverloch - Leongatha - Foster - Yarram - Sale - Bairnsdale - Lakes Entrance - Rail Trail to Orbost - Cann River - Eden
bike days: 9
|No worries, Mates , I took no train :-) Stony Point is the start of the ferry to Philip Island .|
|Cowes/Philip Island. too many tourists, insane expensive due to peak season. an unpowered tent site for 68 AUD...... I rode to San Remo. unpowered site for 40 AUD. yes I like to have a shower after a hard days work :-) |
|short stop after Inverloch with snoopy guests :-)|
|only for statistics reason :-)|
|view over Gippsland|
|very hilly, and often very steep.|
|a big exception: a very friendly roadbiker :-). was a nice conversation.|
|Joana and Michael from Vancouver/Canada. short but great meeting in Bairnsdale|
I only took a pic, and some big surprises . read the full story about this amazing artist here :
cycling on the Rail Trail.
|rest of the destroyed bridge. what a pitty :-(|
|Craig does a great job, but the track needs more maintenance. always a matter of money...|
|Jason from Wollongong, cycling from Melbourne to Sydney. I met him again in Eden :-)|
why being very slow can be life saving ;-)
crazy day: on the way to, 15k after Orbost, to Cann River, an ambulance car overtook me. I supposed, later I will see an accident on the road. after 6k I noticed a person lying in the grass (pic, on right). I stopped and went to the person. It was a young man. I asked him , if he is all right. he was quite disorientated and he told me that he is very drowsy, not feeling well. he wanted to walk from Orbost to Cann River (75k), with a small bag and some books and no water. well, he was very bad equipped and quite dehydrated. he already tried to call the ambulance but his mobile did not work. I called the "000" , and after quite half an hour the paramedics arrived. they were very glad to see me together with the guy, because they already were searching for him !
by the way: the Princess Highway (A1) was very crowded, there were many cars on the road and no one stopped before or while waiting for the ambulance. what a shame. all busy with holiday or going for fishing. this is the big difference to the Outback, people there are much more helpful.
|I found "Animal" from the Muppetshow on the road. he asked me for a lift :-)|
|Alfred provides me with many and steep upclimbs.|
|after 25km my average speed. can not remember have being so slow|
|up and down, up and down....|
|in Genoa, unfortunetly closed....|
|Bye, Bye Victoria, Welcome New South Wales !|
|beautiful BMW, a GS 1200, brand new.|
my toughest ride in Australia.
Cann River - Eden: 109 km, 1618 altimeter in total:
|a must-do in Eden.|
|you don´t want to have an encounter with this fast and intelligent predator.|
|leaving Eden in direction to Bega. after 5600km in Australia my steepest upclimb. first time I had to get off my bike and push it....|