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  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    16 days ago
    A half reasonable spring day here today was reason enough to give work the flip and jump on the old shovel.
    Seeing the borders are still closed and it's a dead end road anyway there was not much traffic.
    First picture is at Dover. Opposite where the pub used to be before it burned down some years ago. There is still an RSL club in the town that has great views over the bay and they do pretty good counter meals. So keep that in mind when you are next here on your bikes doing the map of Tassie.
    Further down the road is Southport (second pic). It is a sleepy little hamlet but numbers swell during the normal peak seasons. There is a pub and the fishing from here is good if you have a boat. Crayfish, striped trumpeter etc.
    A bit further down the road at Ida bay the bitumen ends and it is the most southern bit of bitumen in Australia.(3rd pic) If you had an adventure type bike the 20 or so extra klms on the rough dirt road to cockle creek is well worth the trip. It is a mighty fine place, there is free camping and basic dunnies. I have never seen the sea water so clear as I've seen it there.
    Dig this old bike!, it handles so much better than my 2008 FXST.
    Sure it hasn't got the same power but it does not need it. It is fun to ride just cruising at a leisurely pace.
    Still trying to get on top of the oil leaks though.




  • steelo
    steelo
    16 days ago
    Good ride write up and pics FC. Glad you were able to get out.
  • DocGreen
    DocGreen
    15 days ago
    FC, I did the ride from Hobart to Southport 2 years ago, absolutely spectacular, some beautiful windy sections thru the trees, loved it, had a great pie at a small town just north of Southport but can't remember the name of the place. 
    Unfortunately the pub had no running water, so had to be content with a stubbie on the deck, but got a beer cooler as a concellation. 
    Would def do the ride again when next in Tassie.
    DocGreen
  • Jay-Dee
    Jay-Dee
    15 days ago
    Great pics and write up FC, the time it took to get that degree wasn't wasted.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    14 days ago
    Hardly need a degree to string together a ride report like that JD.
    Doing a degree in fine arts was a freaking pleasure, so many hot arty chicks at art school plus heaps of holidays.
    I found doing a trade much much more of a grind, never got used to 4 weeks off a year or that you couldn't just take nice weather days off to go for a ride.