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Kingscliff and Murwillumbah

Well life is just so hard at the moment being on holidays!! As Kat was working most of last week and the kids had to go somewhere on Tuesday the 27th December I thought I would do a short ride from Kingscliff. I took off about 7:30 and headed south along the coast riding through Casuarina, Cabarita Beach and Pottsville. Beautiful weather only requiring a tee shirt whilst riding along side the Pacific Ocean with hardly any traffic - oooohhhh. Stopped at a lookout at Cabarita overlooking the beach and had a drink whilst really enjoying the view - this is a beautiful part of the country and not spoiled by high rise buildings and thousands of tourists - yet!! Remounted and rode as far as I could (about another 10kms) before the road headed inland and over the Pacific Hwy onto the Tweed Coast Way (old Pacific Hwy). I followed this over the Burringbar Ranges (big name for a few small hills) and the road was unreal - I didn't even know this existed - long sweeping corners and cool shaded stretches for about 30kms before decending into Murwillumbah.
Along side a freshly harvested sugar cane field looking towards Mt Warning
Really enjoyable. Stopped in the main street in Murwillumbah and had a look around at the shops. Thought I would check out the local employment agency to see what work was available coz I do love this part of the country and could quite easily leave the city behind. Unfortunately it wasn't open so I will need to come back next week. Got back on the bike and thought I would avoid the Hwy and head staight back across to the coast by a different road. Got to Condong and turned left heading back to the coast through some of the many sugar cane plantations of this area. Pulled over on the side of the road next to a just harvested field soaking up the scenery - took a couple of photos and then kept going. The road out to the coast was at first very slow and winding and then once over the Pacific Hwy again rode the long sweeping corners till Pottsville. Turned left and headed back through Cabarita and Casuarina to Kingscliff. A really nice short ride of just over 100kms.


Blogger Vinod said...

Nice picture!!

8:03 AM  

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