A window with a touch of Tour de France

I was surprised when I was in Bairnsdale recently to find that there was a shop that had devoted its window display to the Tour de France.  It really should have been no surprise as it was a bike shop.  I just hadn’t expected it.

The display was not complicated as it was only a bike but it was a very special bike.

It was difficult to get a clear photograph because of the reflection.

Again it is difficult to read the information about the bike but it is an Eddy Merckx Road Bike possibly ridden in 1984 at the Tour de France.

This bike shop is relatively new in Bairnsdale and there is already another bike shop.   I hope this one is successful as it provides specialized bikes for cyclists.

Walking tracks in Metung

We are lucky to have many walking tracks in Metung but unfortunately some of them seem to constantly require repair work.  The path I am thinking of particularly is the path that runs from the primary school, following Stirling Road to Metung Road.  Whenever we get heavy rain the path is washed out with deep gullies.

The gullies are a serious injury hazard.  I previously contacted the Shire Council about this matter and eventually they did do some repair but the same thing keeps happening every time there is a rain storm.  I think the path needs a pipe under the gravel so the rain can drain away without draining the gravel with it.  Perhaps I should suggest that to the Shire Council. 🙂

One path that is in good condition is the path that leads from Wood Street down to the tennis courts and bowling greens.

We are lucky to have tennis courts and bowling greens in the village.

Happenings in Metung

The most recent upgrade to happen in the village will be the extension of the boardwalk on the edge of Bancroft Bay.  The boardwalk is to be extended to Chinaman’s Creek.  The first sign of action is the erection of some temporary fencing and a sign stating what it is for.

When this is completed it will give pedestrian access all the way to Chinaman’s Creek.  It will be great if it is completed by November in plenty of time for the influx of summer tourists.