Winter solstice downunder and New and Old Challenge

I left work early and charged up the hill to get a photo of the winter equinox sunset. Also I got two photo entries in the new and old challenge. The first shows my sons new red mountain bike which I had commandeered for a ride that day with some old railway switch points and signals now turned into a piece of sculpture on the rail trail in Mundaring. The next was a tasty pea and ham soup made fresh this morning at Alfred’s Kitchen in Guildford, a roadside dining institution since 1946. There’s usually a fire going at night in winter with many people huddling around.

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I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

16 response to "Winter solstice downunder and New and Old Challenge"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 22, 2019

    Wow! Beautiful sunset photo from Gooseberry hill! Thanks for that! Nice clear shot as the sun slide below the ocean.
    The shadow photos are pretty cool too.
    BTW that pizza looks extra delicious — poor doggies look on with frustrated anticipation.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 24, 2019

      I gave them some extra doggie treats latter. I’ll have to find a east-west road for next time.

  2. By: Seasidejanet Posted: June 22, 2019

    You just may need to get yourself a new red bike!! Nice sunset…….all we got was fog!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 24, 2019

      Around San Fran is famous for it’s fogs rolling in, keeps it cool, natures air-conditioning system. A new bike…what a great idea.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 24, 2019

      Thanks, I was lucky as the next few days were cloudy and rainy.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 24, 2019

      You can just see the ocean from here, although its about 30kms away. If the challenge is on next year I might ride down to the beach, any excuse for a long ride.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 24, 2019

      I suppose cold is a relative term. Cold enough for a log fire at night ,the coldest night is around 0 degrees celsius but usually around 8 Celsius. Never any snow. This week the max’s vary from 15-20 celcius. Going down the hill early to work is freezing.

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: June 24, 2019

    Hi Randel, thanks for all the effort to get the solstice sunset. Good job on the rewards to yourself. And thinking of you as your father ails.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 26, 2019

      Yes it isn’t much fun seeing your dad go downhill, I reckon many of people on this site have been through it, just my turn. He got the flu but looks like he’s now survived it and is out of hospital but it’s a day by day thing.

      Getting out on the bike really helps and I enjoy reading about everyone’s rides too.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: June 27, 2019

    Great post, Lednar! Terrific sunrise shot. I especially enjoyed your gallery of old photos from your deep past. Friday Harbor – we could have hooked up, if we’d only known!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 28, 2019

      Alas the forth dimension (time) wasn’t aligned. Always nice to relive your past. With all your travels and blogs you’ve got lots of great memories to relive Scott. There’s always a chance that I’ll see you guys at the top of a hill with a beer one day. It’s on my bucket list.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 2, 2019

      I agree, nothing like a warm soup and bread on a winters day.

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