Summer has flowed into autumn in Melbourne, Australia
At my local beach the water is cool and clear
So clean you feel like you could reach out and grab a handful of sea lettuce and just munch it
But in late February, Australia’s international borders opened post covid and my mind had turned to travel again to the Northern Hemisphere and the motorbike I have stored in England
Time for another European Adventure , and maybe with a touch of North Africa.
It was time to get used to riding my Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 again. The same bike as I have in England.
The Mighty Breva was 3,000 km short of its next service. Perfect for a return trip to NSW to enjoy that beautiful part of Australia and catch up with friends.
So it was time to hit the highway and byways.
Pick up some uninvited company on the way
Then head over the Waterfall Way
To the Northern NSW Coast.
I still believe the beaches of Northern NSW are the best I’ve seen in all my travels. Unfortunately due to the heavy recent rains the water was a murky brown rather than the usual blue.
The Arawarra Fish Traps are a legacy of the aboriginal aquaculture in this area.
At high tine the traps are hardly visible.
But at low tine the intricate stonework of the traps are revealed.
And a trip to this area is not complete without a ride in the mountain rainforest.
Unfortunately the changeable and wild weather that has been happening on Australia’s east coast cut my time and I had to come back to Melbourne early.
As I had a swim this afternoon this tern was flying overhead.
Its soon time for me to fly
In a couple of weeks its across the world to England to see my sister, collect my Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 stored there and then head across Spain to Morocco to recommence the journey of adventure there, which was cut short by pandemic in 2020.