Monday, 7 September 2015

phillip island

We spent the weekend with Rachel at a Phillip Island caravan park, making the most of the opportunity to spend some time with her and of course reassuring ourselves that she will be ok. There were some minor alterations to the bike, a couple of purchases to ward off the cold, some practice in the art of single handedly putting up a tent and taking it down and some fine tuning of what goes where in the panniers. She has planned out the next couple of days, managing to avoid caravan parks in favour of couch surfing and a youth hostel as the forecast is for rain. Yep, she is pretty much good to go.

We also managed a bit of a walk and to take in the sights at both ends of the Island - Nobbies Point and Cape Woolamai. It was cold and blustery but beautiful none the less.

Walkway to The Nobbies

green, black and blue

a beauty of its own

coastal view

Woolamai beach, the start of the track

cliff top track

half way to the point

The Pinnacles

looking over Cape Woolamai

On Sunday Rachel rode and we drove. We were a bit like stalkers, catching up with her along the Bass Coast Rail Trail, waiting for her in Wonthaggi for lunch and seeing her arrive safely in Inverloch. With a final goodbye, reassured, immensely proud and a lump in my throat - Colin and I drove west, back to Melbourne. In the morning Rachel will continue to ride east...

packed up and ready to go

she's off

there's a bridge to cross to leave Phillip Island

the parents insisted on the fluro vest!

Bass Coast Rail Trail

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