I finally managed to get myself organised enough to go for a bike ride yesterday. It has been at least eight months since I last had my bike out of the shed. I’ll admit we were overseas for three of those months but five months is a long time between rides.
Today was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold, for a bike ride. I packed the bike into the back of the car and drove to Nicholson. Nicholson is on the East Gippsland Rail Trail. I have blogged about this particular ride previously, here.
I left the car at Nicholson and rode to Bairnsdale and back, a total of 18 km, an easy ride. It was great to get back on the bike again.
While I was in Bairnsdale I took the opportunity to stop for a coffee at Howitt Park. You will need to click on the photo to be able to read the information. The Bills Horse trough is in the photo below this one.
I took this photo below with the zoom on my little point and shoot camera so it is not as clear as I would like it. Again you can read it more clearly if you click on the photo.
Recently there has been a bit of work going on in the park as the slide was being relocated. Originally it was much closer to the scarred tree, now it has been moved to allow a fenced off vegetation area around the tree.
The scarred tree is to the right of the slide. You can’t see it but you can see the fenced off vegetation area.
The slide is very popular and no matter what day of the week it is you will always find kids there having fun. I watched for a while, had my coffee and then headed home. One of the lovely things about the Rail Trail is that you will find park benches strategically placed along the trail. Most of these benches have been donated by Rotary or Lions Clubs and several have been donated by families. This one was donated by the Selwyn Family and wishes passers by “Happy Riding”.
And for those of you who recognise the song lyric. . . .