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Edwins Bicycle Tour Downunder
Thursday, 1 March 2007
Wednesday 28 February. Traralgon to Cowes

Weather today was mainly sunny with scattered clouds and temperatures getting to 27C.

The full distance today would have been 100 miles with some busy roads so I decided to shorten it by 30 miles by getting the V. Line train to Warragul. The train passed through the town of Moe which we visited a few weeks ago.

The route was seriously hilly with a long climb out of the valley where Warragul, Traralgon and other towns are situated. This valley is bounded by the Alps to the north and this range of hills to the south called I think the Ocean Range. There are no river valleys across so it was a lot of ups and downs for nearly 40 miles to cross the hills.

Greatest height was about 1000ft and I stopped at that point for a snack from my supplies at 11.00. There were great views across the hills back towards the valley and the Alps in the far distance. See picture below.

I continued to the town of Korumburra where I stopped in a park for a picnic lunch.

As the hills started to run out I could see the sea and Venus Bay in the distance. Then on to the village of Dayston near the coast for an afternoon chocolate milk stop at a store.

I joined the coast road which was much busier than the roads so far but had a wide hard shoulder.

My destination of Cowes is on Philip Island at the entrance to a Bay which is to the east of the bigger bay on which Melbourne is built. There is a short bridge over the straights to the Island with the first town being Newhaven.

In the evening I took some pictures from the jetty of the sunset.

70 miles for the day and 3664ft of climb.

Edwin


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