Redcliffe

Redcliffe

Riding By the Beach
Harrison and I went for a long slow ride by the water at Redcliffe this morning. The weather was perfect for it, and when your 12 year old son expresses interest in going for a ride with you, it’s important to do something about it 🙂
Deception Bay
We rode to Scarborough via North-Lakes and stopped for a bit of a break to enjoy the view of the Glasshouse Mountains across Deception Bay. The weather has been perfect for over a month, so we were able to see a long way in the clear air.
George
At Scarborough we bumped into an old bloke named George. He’s 93 years old and tells me the secret of living a long life is “good tucker” and going for a walk every day. George grew up in Parkdale (south of Melbourne) and says he remembers as a kid in the 1920’s how deliveries were brought to his house by a cart pulled by Clydesdale horses.
Bike Fuel
Harrison and I had breakfast at “Sangers on the Beach” right across from the water at Scarborough. The food was delicious, the service was quick and the waiters were friendly. What more could two hungry cyclists ask for?

Woody Point
The cycleway at Redcliffe follows the beach for over 10km, so there are plenty of nice views over the water.

Finally, we stopped for one more quick break at Woody Point on the headland to cool off in the shade and check out the sail boats on the bay.

We rode 57km in about 4 hours. The pace was slow to allow Harrison to enjoy the ride. You need to watch out for the traffic on Anzac Avenue, but apart from that it’s a pretty sedate ride which rates about 5.5 out of 10 on the tough-o-meter.

Total distance: 57.14 km
Max elevation: 67 m
Min elevation: 25 m
Total climbing: 409 m
Total descent: -398 m
Average speed: 15.80 km/h
Total Time: 04:36:16
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Redcliffe Easter Ride

Redcliffe Easter Ride

Ken and I rode out to Redcliffe to meet everyone else for a picnic. It was a perfect day for it.

For someone who hasn’t ridden more than 10-15km at a time, Ken handled this 60km ride really well.

I think all the nice food at the picnic might have helped too!
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John Oxley Memorial

John Oxley Memorial

John Oxley Memorial

Some pictures from our ride to Redcliffe this morning.

John Oxley Memorial

“On the morning of
July 17th 1799
Lt MATTHEW FLINDERS
landed near this spot
from the
Sloop Norfolk
and called it
Red Cliff Point
He was the first white man
to land
on this peninsula”


 

John Oxley Memorial

“Lt JOHN OXLEY
Surveyor General of
NEW SOUTH WALES
Landed here from
HM Cutter Mermaid
December 2nd 1823

The Brig Amity
under his direction
brought hither the first
Moreton Bay Settlement
under Lt Henry Miller
Commandant
September 12th 1824”

To Redcliffe and Back Before Breakfast

To Redcliffe and Back Before Breakfast

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Lachlan and I rode out from Lawnton along Anzac Avenue to the Redcliffe peninsular this morning. We followed it around to Woody point, over the old Hornibrook Bridge, and back via Deagon, Bracken Ridge and Strathpine home.

All up about 53km in 2 and a half hours.

Between 5am and 7am the sun isn’t too much of a hassle, plus we had light rainfall for some of the way which kept the temperature pleasant.

We had to get up pretty early to get back before breakfast!

Redcliffe Sunset

Redcliffe Sunset

Redcliffe Sunset

I never thought you’d be able to see the sun set over the water in South-East Queensland, considering the fact that it’s on the east coast of Australia.
I took this photo of the sunset from Scarborough on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula across the road from the Marina, looking north-west over Deception Bay.
It’s much more picturesque when you see it with your own eyes – the Glasshouse Mountains off to the north (not visible in this photo) look spectacular.
I can’t think if many other places in the area where you can see sunsets over the water like this from the mainland.
Well worth the effort!