Ride around East Point

The monsoon has set in making it a perfect morning for a coastal ride. The destination is East Point, the site which has historical remains from WW11. Darwin was bombed by the Japanese and relics of the gun emplacements on the Point are a feature of the area.

The weather conditions created familiar casualties with fallen trees across the bike path and road. The ride is very scenic but has proved to have its dangers in the past which has led to the erection of a fence beside the path

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Further on the cliffs open out to a vista over the Arafura Sea. Note the effect of the wind on the vegetation. This made it challenging on the way home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having travelled the loop of the Point I explored a side road but came to a dead end.

 

 

 

 

Retracing my path I returned to Lake Alexander, a man-made salt lake which offers a venue safe from the deadly box jelly fish prevalent in the sea at this time. There I stowed the bike and enjoyed a mid morning swim in the Lake.

 

About labcswmn

I am a Senior School English and Media teacher and an ASCTA Silver Licence swim coach. I have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom are wonderful and my life purpose is to rage, rage, against the dying of vitality.
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