Day 23: Rest day - A happy ride around Australia (second attempt) - CycleBlaze

March 9, 2021

Day 23: Rest day

There were lots of noisy pretty lorikeets that kept me from sleeping in.

I rode a few kms out of town to have breakfast here.
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Soo yummy! Banana pancakes and banana smoothie. I couldn't eat it all.
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Then I went to the botanic gardens.

Scribbly gum
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Scribbly gum

The scribbles are made by the scribbly gum moth larvae.
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Scribbly gum moth

Wallum banksia
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Wallum banksia

A kookaburra was watching me. They're also known as a flying jackass.
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Kooka

The gardens border Coffs Creek. These are grey mangroves.
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Grey mangroves.

Square-leaved grass tree. Aboriginals have many uses for this plant.
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Grass trees

After the gardens, I walked up to the top of Mutton Island.

This is the view looking back towards Coffs Harbour.
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The island is a Nature Reserve for the Wedged-tailed Shearwater bird.

I spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and reading. 

Park Beach Holiday Park. $37.50
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Yesterday and today there have been big downpours in the late afternoon.
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Rita McCarthyLove your tutorials. The Scribbly gum was interesting. Double rainbow is a sign of good luck🤞
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Double rainbows

Today's ride: 18 km (11 miles)
Total: 1,167 km (725 miles)

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