two days to Fremantle

The day’s track
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Augusta had been a nice town, small, immaculate
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The view from town
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We set off early down the smallest roads again where possible. The forest was lower and thinner as we headed east
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It looked like this, drier
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Imagine riding this fast. More in-helmet whooping
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There’s a sign for Beedelup Falls, across a nice suspension bridge. Lucinda watches enviously
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The falls. Hum.
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We see on the map a road to the sea, so we take it across boggy flat for about 20 miles
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It looks like this
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The road ends in deep sand
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It’s called Windy Point, and it’s windy
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The water is clear. Confusing
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The town of Windy Point, very small, maybe a couple of hundred residents we’re guessing
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Then further east
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It looked like this. Fantastic
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The next day’s track
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Albany had been a large, not so interesting place and we were keen to get back into the trees, so a very early start to a 300 mile day. There’s a big road straight back to Fremantle which we avoid, except for an error you can see above. Not so many pics today, not many stops. It started like this
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Into an old, tatty and excellent town. This was the first time we’d seen anything like it. It’s time to hit the web for local history.
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We pass this shrub. Looks like a cherry
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But isn’t
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Big farms, small farmhouses, occasionally
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Into the next town, Wagin. Lucinda can’t believe how cool these towns are
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But they’re small
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Back into the forest, still low and dry
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It looks like this
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It starts to drizzle and we don’t stop again until Fremantle.

So a small point here: This is the loop, 929 miles
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And here it is in the big picture
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Australia’s big. We’ve been doing some map work and assuming we average 100 miles a day, all in, we’re going to be here a long, long time. We love it so far.

Sunnies
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Comments

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  1. Anonymous,

    Hi Jeremy, heard from Tony he had a great time with you. Amazing blog, fabulous pictures. Just wanted to mention though, I think that was a cherry, looked like it to me! Cousin Nicky

  2. Hi Nicky!
    Yes, had a good time here with Tony here in sunny Fremantle. Hasn’t changed in the 40+ years since I last saw him!
    OK, probably is a cherry, just didn’t see a typical profusion of stamen. Glad to have a plant person along, you can help me with some of the crazy stuff down here.
    Best.

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