Ride to Flinders, Sunday 8th September, 2013

Some great pics there thanks Rob

Thanks Rob - Some great photos there

Flinders Ride Report

Ride To Flinders 8 September 2013

The weather forecast had been rather poor and a relatively small group assembled at Dandenong in cool but ideal riding conditions for the shortish ride around the Mornington Peninsula.  Samuel volunteered to perform TEC duties.   BMW was very well represented by Anita, Brian, Jeff, Pat, Ron and Samuel.  It was also good to see Sue B out and about again.  New member Jim arrived on his cruiser just as we were getting under way so we only managed the shortest of welcomes for him.  The first few kilometres were a simple transport “leg’ along the Westernport Highway until we turned right and went through Somerville and on to Mornington where we joined the Esplanade at its extreme northern end.    We then followed the Esplanade south past some impressive real estate with views across the marina and pier at Mornington and continued with assorted bay views through Mt Martha, under the canal (a rather unique bit of engineering for Australia) at Safety Beach and then stopped by the jetty at Dromana for morning tea.  We then enjoyed morning tea and camaraderie with view across to merchant ships coming up the South Channel. 

After exchanging sufficient disgraceful lies we mounted up and headed up the very tight bends to Arthurs Seat in beautiful riding weather.  We then headed west along Browns Road to St Andrews Beach before looping back through Boneo and then past Cape Schanck with views across farmland to Bass Straight before stopping by the pier at Flinders for lunch with views across to Phillip Island. 

A quick stop at the local bakery, which sells giant vanilla slices, produced the dessert with which we all celebrated Barry’s birthday after enjoying lunch at the picnic tables overlooking the water.

Thank you to all who attended and made it such an enjoyable day.

John Cook.                 

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