Exploring Australia - Where the hell am I?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by der-Seppel, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    n Monday morning Chris in I went into town to get a new back tire for me. They didn't have too many tires in stock so I decided to go with a Heidenau K60 Scout again. The only downside was the price of 300A$, but Chris bought a helmet as well and so I got a 30A$ discount. I quickly reassembled the rear wheel at Chris's and than we took off to another tour.

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    This time one of Chris daughters came with us. The first half of the trip we mainly spend on the bitumen.

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    The second half was more off-road orientated.

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    My absolute highlight was driving through an old railway tunnel.

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  2. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Not the Messiah

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    Guys, thanks for the replies on photo's. They're still not showing easily on my laptop, but I have discovered that my tablet (which runs off the same wireless) is quite OK). Methinks the laptop needs a valve grind and de-coke.
    Thread hijack over, back to normal.

    Dominik, if you have spare time around Melbourne later on, give me a shout and we'll find something to do, someplace to ride!:D

    Brian
  3. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    On Tuesday Chris, Isaac and I had some good fun on the kid's motorbikes.

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    Then I said goodbye to them for the next days and went north to camp at Waterhouse Point.

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    I still had some wine left that had to be drunken otherwise it would have gone off so it was good I had French neighbours :)

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  4. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    One night at this camp was enough and so I left the next day to go inland a little bit.
    The fares I went was the little town Derby.

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    From there I used some detours to get back to the coast. I decided to camp at Policeman's Point at the beginning of the Bay Of Fire, and I hade the same French neighbours as the night before.

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    This place was a good one to see the difference between high and low tide.

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    The next day I only road down to Dora Point near St Helens, to spend the night there.

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  5. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    From St Helens I went inland again to the St Columba Falls.

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    I used some interesting tracks to get back to the coast and stoped close to the Freycinet National Park. I camped there for two nights.

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    After the first night I went in to the National Park for some hiking.

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    In the evening I had company by some German backpackers.

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  6. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    Sitting here in cold and dark Denmark, I enjoy your updates from warm and sunny Australia - keep it comming!
  7. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    The next day took me to the Tasman National Park on the Tasman Peninsula.

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    I camped at the Fortescue Bay at recommendation by Nazza.
    I tried fishing again but just after a few minutes I lost my tackle and the old lady next to me caught a little shark.

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    That's when I decided to stop and go hiking instead. The hiking track went to Cape Hauy and was already 5 pm so I nearly had the howl track for myself.

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    When a came back at 8pm my tent was surrounded by Wallabies.

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  8. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    You are making me want to go back to tassie damn it! Love the place and wouldn't be surprised if I end up going back to live there. Cya next week :) can't wait!

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  9. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    hmm dont know if your Border pass will be accepted :deal:lol3
  10. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    Haha.. cmon you know I am famous in Tassie! :lol3
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    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    yeah well i could take your passport and leave you trapped here :evil you'll be just one of us then :D

    sorry der-Seppel just teasing a friend :deal
  12. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    The next morning I went to the historic sites in Port Arthur, a former convict colony. A stunning place but a little bit depressing as well.

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    In the afternoon I went back north nearly until St Helens. Chris and his family spend their holiday there in a holiday village and they had a free bed for a couple of nights so they invited me to come over.

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  14. Mr.JAJA

    Mr.JAJA Long timer

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    Hallo Seppe.
    Ich lebe zwar in der USA, plane aber ein 3-6 Monat trip durch Australien in den naechsten Jahren. Wann plans Du wieder in Deutschland zu sein?:eek1:thumb

    Wuerde mich gerne mal mit Dir unterhalten.
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    Well done!
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  16. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    On Tuesday morning Chris and I went out on to the ocean with the Zodiac to go fishing. We only caught one useable fish but it was my first Flathead ever.

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    Later that day they convinced me to go swimming in the ocean. I only said yes because I could wear a wetsuit. But I still started to freeze pretty quick :)

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  18. wheelan

    wheelan Adventurer

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    Wait till you get back to Vic, we have been down the beach lots lately, the water has been fantastic, but if you really like wearing wetsuits then so be it, you can do that too.
    Paul
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    der-Seppel Dominik

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    The next day we went sea biscuit riding. I had never done it before so I led Chris's kids go first.

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    But then it was my turn ... and I fell off really quick :) It is good fun.

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  20. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    :clap Excellent work! :clap