Willunga a lovely cycle ride Day 116 Monday 30th July 2018

It was with great sadness we leave Deane and Lexi, they have been very kind and generous to us for the four days we have been here, thank you. Deane had already gone to work by the time we left so after saying goodbye to Lexi we cycled to Deane’s work to say goodbye to him.

Lexi

Deane

From here we followed small back roads out to the coast, here there is a separate cycle path right along the front. The houses here look very expensive and the beaches look very sandy, the cycling is very easy and not having to worry about cars is welcome.

Cycleway

Beach, wind and waves

At Patawalonga Creek our path moved inland, following cycleways until the Sturt River overflow, here a separate dedicated cycle path began and it would take us right out of Adelaide almost to Willunga.

The cycleway and river to the left

There is a short section which is under construction as there is a new road being built around the Southern Expressway, but we just walked through the barrier tape rejoining the cycle way a short way on. There was then a section of uphill gaining 200 m of height to near the South Road Lookout, nice views back to Adelaide here.

Looking back towards Adelaide

Motorway and cycleway

The dropping down to Reynella we moved onto the Coast to Vines cycleway heading coastward, finishing in Seaford where we rejoined the road.

Taking a supermarket stop at Moana IGA, and a last few kilometres and we arrived at the Caravan Park at Willunga, $28 for a nice pitch, nice camp kitchen and nice showers, all in all nice!

The local beach is Maslin Beach and has the honour of being the first naturist beach in Australia, also held here are Maslin Beach Nude Olympics. Maslin Beach

Resisting stripping off we made our evening meal and watched the last day of The Tour, well done Geraint Thomas, read about his career here.

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