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Werribee South to Bellarine Peninsula

Submitted by MikeF on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 3:41pm

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Sunday, December 27, 2020 - 10:00am

A post-Christmas cruise around Bellarine Peninsula.
Starting from Werribee South and stopping at the Geelong foreshore for morning coffee. Then around the Bellarine Peninsula to Queenscliff for lunch.
A shorter ride of about 160 kms.

CoVid19 precautions remain - please remember masks, distancing and hygiene.

Leader : Mike Fittall
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There is always the option of catching the ferry to Sorrento and coming home that way if it is a nice day and if you live in the eastern suburbs!

Pat Ryan

Mike was joined by Jeff, Vince, Les, Brian L, and Steve at Werribee South. We took the safe route into Werribee to make sure we successfully crossed the rail line. We then criss-crossed past the You Yangs, and took an obligatory u-turn to get through Lara (as the ride leader negotiated with satnav). This took us onto more backroads, under the Geelong road, past Geelong Grammar, and through the northern industrial area. Most riders had not been on these roads, including the ride leader ! We pulled up in the busy Geelong foreshore to enjoy a coffee break, and for Steve to practice his language skills on unsuspecting members of the public.
Vince headed home while the rest of us cruised off around the Bellarine Peninsula, through Portarlington and around the coastal road with great views back across the bay to the city. This included a section at 40 km/hr as the driver apparently looked at beachside property ! Queenscliff was as busy as expected, but the bakery was running efficiently for lunch - the pies are recommended !
Les went directly home while the remaining four opted for the ferry to Sorrento to mix things up, with Steve getting in the queue smartly with no waiting. Mike, Jeff and Brian had a good trip across, although a cold front had moved with a sprinkle of rain. So we hit the freeway for home as soon as possible.
So in summary it was a good and varied day out, away from any Christmas pressure.
Thanks to Steve for generously doing TEC duties.