I have time for two more rides before heading to the Ferry on Saturday and this is one of them.
The ride was my standard 30k “training” ride out to Bishopsbourne and back. The hawthorn hedges are beginning to turn and the red berries really show up now. Lots of them.
Further along, a young wattle hedge is flowering. The scent can be smelt as you cycle along – just. In fact the scent is what alerted me to the fact the hedge is flowering. This is an early wattle as most flower later in winter – spring.
The last item is an example of exotic fauna – a goat! It was a friendly chap living in a tip of a backyard. Not sure how much goodness there is in the grass he is eating but I guess it’s better than nothing.
The morning dawned at 2°C and I waited until 10.00 before beginning. It turned into a calm day as can be seen by the non-flying flags. Very unusual to have no wind. In fact it felt eerie.
One more ride to go and that will be the Deloraine River Road ride and last coffee with the group for a while. Maybe I can sneak in my first cycle life challenge purchase on Friday with the second to follow in Melbourne on Sunday. I will need to buy gas canisters to cook tea on as I can’t carry any on the Ferry – an ideal CLC2019 purchase.