Round and Round I go - Riding within a three kilometre radius around my home while the Corona virus continues - CycleBlaze

April 1, 2020 to May 12, 2020

Round and Round I go

This will not be as exciting as Susan's and Cuz Jon's rides around their home areas or Graham's rides around Canberra but I am deliberately keeping off Melbourne's extensive network of bike paths because they are far too busy atm and many of the users are not observing social distancing procedures so we will be riding in circles on residential streets and paths through parks and open areas around our home.

Not a car to be seen in our home street!
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A bit of open space arising from two factors: This land was destined for a freeway which is not going to be built and has now been designated as public open space and fortunately the old orchardist's homestead which we are approaching in this picture will now be preserved for posterity. A lot of the land around here including our housing estate was originally apple orchards.
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Who says that wind turbines are new technology? I don't know how efficient this was but there is definitely a big generator up at the top there and a heavy cable running down from it.
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The homestead. Obviously owned by a hard working successful apple grower.
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OK I did not hold the camera level and although I tried to straighten it in Picasa it won't upload properly.Anyway it was quite common practice to have the kitchen some way from the main house to that if the kitchen caught fire, not an infrequent occurrence, the main house was less likely to burn down.
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The well now capped
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Remains of the old orchard.
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The Police Station is not closed!
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Slightly out of focus but Ornamental Pear road plantings showing Autumn colours.
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Can't return my library books!
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They really don't want me to return my library books!
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Can't get a coffee either!
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Can't go the the swimming pool either!
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Swimming Pool car park
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Mary
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Mitcham Railway station car park. This is usually completely full by 7AM most mornings.
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Brickworks site. The chimney for the kilns has an historic preservation order on it. Not sure whether the site will go under houses or light industry. Due the the clay in this area there were a number of brickworks in the past this was the last to close.
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The last of the clay pits. All the others have been filled in with builders rubble. Obviously this will be retained as open space in any future development
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This is a gas pipeline reservation.
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Gets a bit rougher in parts.
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Behind the swimming pool.
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The first part of this is a quite steep descent.
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Park behind the swimming pool.
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Eucalypt flowers.
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There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus and most are native to Australia; a very small number are found in adjacent areas of New Guinea and Indonesia. One species, Eucalyptus deglupta, ranges as far north as the Philippines.

Another type of Eucaplypt heavily pruned to avoid the overhead power lines
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Oh dear!
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Image not found :(
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I think that the Council meant "Bump Track"not "Pump Track"
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My Thorn Mercury
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