Thursday, February 16, 2017

Australia Day Sydney Harbour

Australia Day dawned overcast and cool.

I headed down to the Domain via Finger Wharf.

Plenty of people had come out despite the looming clouds and were enjoying the festivities.

I like the old tiles you see on pubs and some train stations.

Stainless steel is an interesting sculpture medium.

The flyby was spectacular.

A rich mans toy.

The music was cranking.

I could hear Wolfmother belting out a tune from this Navy boat.

The rusty sculptures are pretty cool too.

James Morrison was playing with the Army Band.

An interesting lineup.

Kermit green lambo.

Where the elite reside wharf-side.

Then off to Bronte for a look.

I like rust. Just not on my bikes.

Finger Wharf.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Toorumbee - Banda Trail - Eight Mile Creek

Sunday was hot. But Martyn Blake of Dualsport Australia is too silly to worry about that.

I met them at Toorumbee turnoff and we headed into Banda Trail.

Toorumbee is a good ride in itself.

Beautiful green rolling hills and valleys.


Banda Trail Turnoff.

We headed out through Eight Mile instead.


We found the tracks blocked with heaps of deadfall trees and not one of us had a saw. 

Marty and I ran out of water. It was over 45 degrees. 

I found a bottle of sports drink in a ditch and I didn't even care how long it had been there. 

Or what was in it. It saved us both. 

I think it must have fallen out of the dozer mechanics work truck.

We kicked on to the creek for a swim.

I went in boots and all and floated around on my camelbak. 

I left them at Willi Willi and headed home for some ice cold water. 

Thanks for the day Martyn Blake.

PS: I just packed my saw.