Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Leeman to Perth


End of yet another stage of this journey. The last 260km into Perth to my brother and sister-in-laws place. Although the rain had held off overnight, by the time we hit the road we catch the tail end of another squall. This is repeated throughout the mornings ride. A dark squall line appears on the horizon, but thankfully the worst is blown inland before we pass through it.

It would have been a pleasant ride except for the wind. Strong and blustery from the west, and causing the bikes to dance all over the road. The countryside is fresh and green after the winter rains. Lots of new growth and wild flowers. Many eucalypt trees in bloom.

We attempted to visit the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. However they wanted to charge us for three motorcycles. When Marco & Ursala said they'd leave one bike at the gate and share a ride into the park, one of the gatekeepers got on her high horse and said no way. Either we pay for three motorcycles or we don't get in. On principal we opt not to go in and continue on our way.

Morning coffee stop at Lancelin, where the gale force winds give Marco our barista a challenge. 

Fortunately we find a shelter on the beach front out of the wind.

Last push into Perth and one last squall to skirt and we're there. End of another section and time to relax.

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