|Today’s Distance: 28km||Total Distance: 87.2km|
We stayed in a campground last night in Wonthaggi. We packed up leisurely this morning and rearranged a few things in the panniers to make it easier during the day. Some panniers we want to remain closed all day as they are water-proof and other panniers need to have food, jackets etc easily at hand. We wouldn’t want to open the computer gear pannier in the rain to get a jacket.
It was a beautiful morning and we cycled from Wonthaggi to Cape Patterson. Again there was a nice wide cycle lane. There was nobody on the beach and it was spectacular. We had a snack and went for a walk on the beach and admired the view. After Cape Patterson we biked along the coast to Inverloch which is a nice tourist town. It’s easy to tell how nice a town might be by how many camp grounds there are.
Tonight we are staying in a Big4 holiday park which is very flash. A bit like a NZ Top10 Holiday Park, it has a heated swimming pool, big kitchen and all the amenities we need. It gets dark at 6pm so having a camp kitchen is good as it means we don’t have to cook early or cook in the dark.
Today was a short day biking but that sets us up nicely for 50km tomorrow, most on a rail trail. Also Josh said Inverloch is a nice place and we’ve enjoyed having most of the afternoon off.
Highlight of the day: Cape Paterson beach.