Monday, November 2, 2015

After riding from Gosford I met up with Leon at Campbelltown, together we took the back roads through the Southern Highlands to Canberra. Here we met up with Alan Arnold, Helen and Richard  and  Ian and Sherri.. We travelled to Gundagai and then Albury where we werehosted at the Albury Library where we were joined by Pam and Brian. It was like putting the band together. Dinner was at the Commercial Club. 


This was a leisurely day with morning tea at Benalla, lunch at Daylesford and dinner at Ballarat. We all got separated trying to find the quickest way to our destination. I took Alan Arnold on a 30 k detour towards Melbourne and had to ride a strong wind back to Ballarat.  


We woke to rain and wind. This was supposed to be the best day but became the worst with rain until midday and winds so strong that at 100km per hour and we were standing still.

Daylesford where a roller derby librarian held sway; Meredith which does not have a library, sorry Al for taking you on a magic mystery tour through fog and rain to a library that did not exist; Waurn Ponds a great library, welcoming staff and Francis and old friend; The winds of the great ocean road and Apollo Bay, a small but practical library and then on to Port Campbell. No we did not see the Twelve Apostles, this is not a sight seeing tour, we just ride very fast and keep our eyes on the road. Pity I believe there was some fantastic scenery on the way.
There wasn't space to park it out front of Albury library

Helmets can be borrowed for two weeks, but no renewals

Did you want wine with your books?  Albury Library believes in service with a drink and a smile.

The Albury train to Melbourne.

Albury Public School

Apollo Bay, the bike never made it indoors.

Daylesford, It was a tight squeeze, but I got it in.

Ballarat Motel parking

The steeds bedded down for the night
Daylesford, main street

Daylesford Library Manager, proud of her tatts.

Great legs

Wish I had a tattoo like that

Francis from Geelong Grammer and Alan at Waurn Ponds Library

Meeting old friends is one of the pleasures of Biblio Turismo.
The Turistas at Apollo Bay


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