Sunday, September 2, 2012

2 September - Fathers Day - Portsea

Yippee!! Second day of spring today and the forecast was for a fine warm day. Zane rang at 8:00 am and indicated he wanted to take the the Harley for a run (the KLX is poorly at the moment) and so we met at the Mid Valley BP for a run to the Mornington Peninsula. It was still cold and foggy at 9:15 but the promise of a fine day steeled our nerves as we headed up to Mirboo Nth and Leongatha. In Korumburra we stopped for morning coffee at the excellent bakery in the main street. From there we proceeded along the Sth Gippsland Highway to Tooradin before turning left towards Rosebud. By then the temperature had risen to 15 degC and the sky was bright blue. Rode all the way down to Portsea before turning back for lunch at a cafe in Sorrento across from the old Continental Hotel. Plenty of people about enjoying the sunshine and the quite summery view out over Port Phillip Bay. It really puts you in the holiday mood and the memories of a cold damp winter are receding quickly. After lunch we topped up the bikes in Rye before heading for home in the same direction as we came. Got home just after 4 pm - a really enjoyable ride.

Total Distance 422 km.