Day 6 Swan Reach to Bairnsdale
Bright and early the next morning we were back on the trail for our final ride to Bairnsdale.As we were riding towards Nicholson the lakes could be seen in the background.
Nicholson is located on the Princess Highway on the banks of the picturesque Nicholson River. A great place to take photographs is from the historic railway bridge as it spans the river. It is probably not a good idea to engage one of the local inhabitants on the history of the bridge as there is sure to be a number of theories as to how an attempt was made to blow the bridge up in 1958. To this day, no one has been prosecuted with the dastardly deed.
The last 9 km is on a sealed surface through open farmland and ended at Howitt park.
Isn't it amazing how good coffee shops and bakeries attract cyclists and it appears to be the same all over the world.
The end of yet another great ride is nigh as we make preparations to hand over our bikes to Liz and purchase our train tickets to Melbourne's Southern Cross Railway Station.
It's the personalities that make or breakf a good cycling trip and our group made this trip all the more memorable.
Our sincere thanks go to Ken (U3A Peddling For Pleasure) and Liz, www.snowyrivercycling.com.au for organising a memorable 6 days in East Gippsland, Victoria.
Keep those bikes rolling........Jimmy Bee