Day 3. Was a bugg** covering 83kms split roughly into two halves over 8.25 hrs & a brutal 1156 mts of assent for the day. Yesterday’s bad weather had cleared to a brilliant cloudless blue sky. The morning stage was to The Entrance & started with some nice bike paths but soon changed to a very busy main road with some narrow shoulder that required total concentration not to wobble while ascending hills up to 13%. Terrigal was only half way to The Entrance & I was already spent. The beautiful outlook & morning tea at the surf club revived our spirits. Shelly Beach & Long Jetty were were memorable view stops.
The afternoon stage was to Swansea & we seemed to get a second wind with riding mainly on cycle paths. A slight diversion to Norah Head lighthouse was well worth the effort. The ride through Munmorah conservation area was hard work on tired muscles & those without an ebike were reduced to walking. The last 10 kms to Swansea was just a grind along the Pacific Hwy. A side exit via Cams Wharf was a mistake with more walking hills but at least a beautiful downhill into Swansea.
We are Gerry & Ruth, a retired couple living in Brisbane Australia. We have 2 adult sons now on their own travel/work adventures based in London.
Retirement has allowed us the opportunity travel as a means to keep the grey matter moving, stay healthy and as a periodic reminder as to how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful country.
Without conscious planning the theme of out trips to date have been based around ancient civilisations and cultures mixed with elements of adventure and trekking.
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