A Colourful Day Ride - Pandemic Inspired Cycle Touring - CycleBlaze

March 4, 2021

A Colourful Day Ride

From Wolli Creek to Woolloomooloo

Another day, another fun tour ride in Sydney. The weather was perfect but our route finding was less then perfect. “It’s not about the destination Dad. It’s about the journey”,  my son reminded me as we lost the route several times. 
The aim was to follow bikeways from Wolli Creek (near Sydney Airport) though to the CBD and onto the Royal Botanic Gardens.

We did eventually make it to the gardens after diversions to Bunnings, the Grounds of Alexandria and a wide sweep through South Sydney and Redfern.

The return ride was much more direct and fast as we’d learned the route on the way in.

The days pics:

We met a friendly goat in Alexandria
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A sample of the slightly exotic decor within the Grounds of Alexandria heritage precinct.
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Another of the venues within the Grounds of Alexandria
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When too many bells are never enough
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The landmark mill smoke stack at the Grounds of Alexandria.
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Temptations
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As I said, the scenery was colourful on today’s ride
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Entry gate floral display at the Grounds of Alexandria
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Up close with the Cafe Macaw
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Much of today’s riding was on paths similar to this
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We eventually reached the parklands of the CBD
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Paths through Hyde Park and The Domain were pleasant riding
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The Bike Friday meets the cacti at an entrance to the Botanic Gardens
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The canna lilly bed
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One of the waterways in the gardens
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Blooming water plants
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An unusual water plant
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Pitcher plant busy digesting ants
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No cycling allowed in the gardens but we wheeled our bikes around the many paths
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Art imitating an emu
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Lednar De NallohCassowary I'd say.
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An iconic sight
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The Bourke Street cycle way
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Well ventilated tower block
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View from the accommodation in Wolli Creek
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Today's ride: 40 km (25 miles)
Total: 803 km (499 miles)

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