On the Road Again or On the Road to Nowhere?


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Perth10Well, after postponing my cycle adventure to return from Mackay in North Queensland to Sale in Victoria, via Melbourne to visit my ailing mum, I had the opportunity to set off again. With Mr Surly boxed up, sans Bob, I took a flight to Perth.

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Perth itself is in a state of renewal at present with the old and the new seemingly jostling for space and attention. The city authorities are working on bringing the Swan River closer to the CBD, while the healing effects provided by those Indian Ocean winds, sooth the populace who are relaxed, friendly and comfortable in their space, why wouldn’t they be.

Perth7My cycling intentions are clear: Ride the South West of Western Australia visiting the iconic towns of Freemantle, Mandurah, Bunbury, Margaret River, Albany and Esperence before embarking onto the Nullabor Plain. Isolation, wild camping, limited water and stars without light pollution.

Many touring cyclists say that crossing the Nullabor, is a transformative experience, I will let you know.

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3 comments

  1. Wow Perth looks very grand!

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  2. Hey nick, as you make your way onto the nullabor, there’s a place called Fraser range station about 100km east of Norseman that is just great to stay at. There’s camping or little stone cottages to stay in. Good kitchen facilities. Like a little oasis in the midst of scrub and red dirt. Enjoy freo. I don’t know if you’ve set off yet but on your way maybe have brekkie at south beach cafe. It’s where the locals head for a swim then brekkie. Located just south of freo in sth freo. I love it there. Very chilled and relaxed.

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    • Thanks Steph, Fraser Range was on my list of places to visit and I simply love Freo ,especially the Maritime Museum , Boat harbour , and the remodelled old warehouses around the esplanade , not to forget the Esplanade Hotel itself Ned the Freo Markets , thanks for posting , all the very best

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