Bermagui a lovely coastal road Day 169 Thursday 20th September

Leaving the caravan park we got to ride a cycle path for the first 2.5 km up to the bridge over the Bega River. At the moment the river does not flow into the sea but it stopped by a large sand bar, this has been the case with most of the rivers we have crossed.

Looking back towards Tathra after crossing the Bega River

Today’s ride is a six hill cycle (that means we cycle up six hills for anyone unsure or any PE teachers), totalling 660 metres of height gain.

Top of a hill and lots of forest

The road was very quiet and lovely riding through superb forest, not the thick gloomy type of forest but the light dappled shade one. Every time we dropped down to the flatter areas the forest vanished and made way for farming. Also at the farmed areas we crossed a number of single track wooden bridges, priority given to southbound vehicles.

A single lane bridge

At around 30 km we rejoined the coast at Cuttagee Beach, an idea place for lunch, so we had lunch here.

Cuttagee beach

Not too much further and after a final climb up a hill where we paused at the convenient Michael Lerner lookout point for a look then coasted down into Bermagui, a small town but in a beautiful setting. The caravan park in town a reasonable $27 with only a basic camp kitchen.

At the top of the last climb from Cuttagee and still smiling

After setting up we walked around the headland, this gave some very nice sea views along the way. A short walk uphill (even walking you cannot evade the hills here) there was another piece of aboriginal art on the side of the water tank. From here you could get down to “The blue pool” a man made seawater swimming pool, it did not look inviting so we gave swimming a miss.

Aboriginal artwork on the water tower Bermagui

View from the Michael Lerner lookout towards Bermagui

The blue pool swimming area

Shopping and eating next, followed by planning the next day but only vaguely.

There was sort of a sunset tonight, the first one we have seen in a while.

Sunset from Bermagui

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