Today was sunny most of the day with the wind round to a strong northerly bringing hot air from the continental interior. Temperatures reached 31C.
Today was my last day of riding with panniers on the trip. It was a short ride north and then east along the Bellarine Peninsula to Geelong and then a V.Line train from there to Melbourne.
I took the rail trail north out of Queenscliff to Drysdale near the north coast. Then a 2 mile diversion and 200ft drop to Clifton Springs and a picnic lunch on the beach.
Then back up to Drysdale and back onto the rail trail for another 10 miles east to Geelong. The rail trail went right into town and when it ended due to real rails it was easy to use backstreets following the rails to South Geelong Station. We had used the same station nearly 3 weeks ago when returning to Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road.
On return to the Miami Hotel in Melbourne I had a pleasant surprise. I had booked a basic economy room with shared bathroom. However a school party wanted all those rooms so they had to allocate me a superior ensuit room with no extra charge.
In the evening I took the tram downtown for some night shots of the City and Yarra River. The mini tripod got in some good use.
28 miles for the day 767ft of climb.