Saturday, May 17, 2014

Along the Sapphire Coast - Eden to Merimbula

We set off at 7.45am with trepidation. We had been warned that the route entailed climbing Little Bellbird Hill, then, soon after, B-I-G Bellbird Hill.

On the strength of that info, we decided to keep the day as easy as possible and head for Merimbula. It has a bike shop and Del wanted to get his front brake checked out.

We had to walk both hills but knocked them off quickly, arriving in Merimbula at 11.00am. No technician at the bike shop, though.

Bellbird calls have been the predominant bird song through Victoria and so far in NSW. They become agitated as we pass by and their warning calls follow us for kms.

Merimbula is an attractive town with cafes galore, every kind of shop and a beautiful salt lake dotted with oyster farms.

We had a relaxing afternoon visiting the impressive Sapphire and Imlay Bowls Club and enjoying delicious coffee and muffins overlooking the lake.
Only did 25kms today!

PS. Have been tracked down by NZ National Radio for an interview on Monday 19th at 2.10pm NZ time!

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