The Mitchell River walk but done on my bike.


I managed my bike ride again this week but just did it yesterday.  It was only a short ride as the rain was threatening and as it was it started to rain while I was on the ride.  The ride I did was the Mitchell River Walk.

Mitchell river walkThis ride is in Bairnsdale and is only a very short ride. Not energetic at all. You ride up one side of the river, cross over the river on the Lind Bridge and then ride down the other side of the river.

Lind Bridge

The bridge is named after Sir Albert Lind  a well known name in the district.

Along the banks of the river you will find various signs which have been erected to acknowledge the work done by the various schools in  the revegetation of the riverbanks.

river bank revegetation

You will also find signs telling you about the history of the riverbanks.history of the riverbanks

One aspect of the ride is seeing the roost of the flying foxes.  These flying foxes have been a bit of a problem in Bairnsdale and there was some concern that they could spread disease.  This article from The Age in 2011 explains the problem.

flying foxes

6 Comments Add yours

  1. sarasinart says:

    Very interesting!

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the signs along the trail. It is interesting.

  3. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for sharing. The adopt a site is a great idea, it will encourage kids to care about the countryside and the environment. Yvonne xx

    1. suth2 says:

      Lovely to hear from you Yvonne.

  4. When I had a look at the newspaper article about the bats, I was momentarily non-plussed at the words “Health officials have warned Victorians not to handle flying foxes”. (Momentary cultural confusion over the meaning of ‘Victorians’). Your Australian wildlife never ceases to amaze me, I would have been dead chuffed to see all those bats hanging upside down.

    1. suth2 says:

      I can see why you would have been confused.

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