Why would I be beside the road 3km out of Yea?

March 17, 2014  •  1 Comment

I thought I would try out a blog on my new photography website. As the title suggests "What was I doing here?"

Well, I was waiting to be picked up by my neighbours Don and Di Smith after getting a puncture (the 2nd in 6 weeks) whilst riding on the Rail Trail.  

I had decided to ride out to Cheviot Tunnel, a round trip of 20km's.  After 2 km's I realised I'd left my water bottle at home. After 7km's the rear tyre went flat. So I'm in the middle of nowhere. The trail goes a long way from the road at this section and I've got no water. It's not like I'm in the middle of the Sahara but a drink would've been nice. To top it off I couldn't find my shoes I normally ride in so I grabbed an old pair of runners with a crack in the sole. No problems pedalling and I won't be walking anywhere. Yeah right. 

I started walking back until I could see the highway. Fortunately I had only walked about 3 to 4kms when I was able to scale a couple of fences and make my way across farmland, dodging cattle and cow pads to the highway.

Thanks Don and Di.

I hope you enjoy my new photography site. I still have a lot of images to upload, but at least it's a start.

If you have something nice to say about it you might like to make a comment in my Guestbook.

Michael

Roadside View near Yea VictoriaRoadside View near Yea Victoria


Comments

Marg(non-registered)
Really like second shot as looks like a story in itself. I could put that in front a group of 14 yr olds and they would make up great stories. Top effort re the ride. Well done
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