November Challenge: Art on the way home

The weather was nice. My mitochondria seemed to be functioning a bit. So the guys and I did a very short overnight ride on Sat/Sun. We stopped in Rutherglen on the way home and took some snaps along the Sculpture Trail. See below. There is a bit more art from the lake portion of the sculpture trail and on the rail trail in my website post about the ride here.

The locals have been busy with the stone tower art. The entire 1.2 kms are filled with them. The googly eyes really do make them come alive.
They’re everywhere!
Part of the Rutherglen Arts Sculpture Trail at Lake King. This commemorates the first rowing regatta held here. Rowing is a big sport in this area with at least 3 clubs. There is a big rowing regatta in Jan each year at Lake Moodemere.
See the waterbird down there in the dry creek? Unfortunately for the sculptor, the sign with his name and the artwork title has a typo and it says “Sculpture Trial” instead of “Sculpture Trail”. DOH!

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

8 response to "November Challenge: Art on the way home"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 5, 2018

    Good you got to go on an overnight trip — enjoyed the photos and videos — you do look rather ‘energetic’ in 2 of those! 😉

    • By: The Navigator Posted: November 6, 2018

      Yes, the only time I don’t look like a slug on slow-mo is to increase the film speed by 11 🙂

  2. By: Lah Posted: November 5, 2018

    How great you did an overnighter and it had art. I miss loaded touring so much.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: November 6, 2018

      Yes, I miss touring and weekend rides are just enough of a taste to keep the fire burning. I think you have the right idea though – getting out for whatever you can manage. Even 20 minutes on the bike really rejuvenates the soul. There are just times in life where touring isn’t possible. It does make it even sweeter when you do get to go though.

  3. By: Bikerdockeith Posted: November 5, 2018

    Hi Em,
    Yay mitochondria!
    Packing up camp was never done so well. I’m envious. Its dark and foggy here, so you are tasked with providing more content for tour starved northerners.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: November 6, 2018

      Thanks, Keith. We’ll be moving into our “hotter than Hades” period soon, so I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do!

      I have a few issues with my nervous system from the ME/CFS and have trouble regulating my body temp at the moment, so I’m a bit wary of riding when it’s over 32C. I’ll see what I can do though!

  4. By: NancyG Posted: November 5, 2018

    As others, I am a bit envious of your overnight tour. You do indeed seem very organized with your packing!!!! So glad you got out for this trip and shared it with us.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: November 6, 2018

      Thanks, Nancy. I was long overdue for a night in the tent. The pack-up was 10 minutes condensed into a minute – so speed makes it look smooth. I’ve had all the same gear long enough that I know how to work with all of its fiddly bits quite well at this point 🙂

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