Four Day Ride in the Victorian High Country, November 2022

In selecting the dates for this motorbike ride through the Victorian high country, late November seemed ideal as it carried a low risk of bushfires, snow and ice. But a series of cold fronts crossing the state a few days before our departure brought sub-zero temperatures, ice and snow to the alpine roads we planned … Continue reading Four Day Ride in the Victorian High Country, November 2022

Spring, Bright & Apollo Bay

A spring holiday in Bright. Late snow crowning Mount Bogong in mid September. Photo taken from the Murray to Mountains rail trail near the centre of Bright. Mount Bogong from Tawonga Gap, under an interesting sky. View to the east from Mt Buffalo Gorge. Snow capped mountains on the horizon. The green valley is the … Continue reading Spring, Bright & Apollo Bay

Snow in the Otways

Snow in the Otway Ranges

A strong cold front passed over western Victoria today, bringing gale force winds, rain and hail. It also brought snow down to low elevations. A dusting of snow on the hilltops is a once or twice a year event. Today's snow was more than a dusting and more than I have seen in the area. … Continue reading Snow in the Otways

Cockle Creek to the West Coast of Tasmania

Southern Right Whale sculpture Recherche Bay Tasmania

Cockle Creek in Recherché Bay is remote. It's the most southerly point you can drive to in Australia. It's below the 43rd parallel of latitude in the direct path of the roaring forties. It is closer to Antarctica than Cairns. The next land mass to the west is South America, and to the east New … Continue reading Cockle Creek to the West Coast of Tasmania

High Country Ride Autumn 2019

8 blokes, 8 bikes, not enough degrees Celsius, 2 days, one night and 1000kms. This is the essence of the plan we had as the sun rose on Saturday 30 March 2019. But first, the riders. The group of 8 wasn't complete until Bright, where Gilbert (a resident of Bright) joined us. If there is … Continue reading High Country Ride Autumn 2019