Monday, November 5, 2012

THE TIDBINBILLA RING ROAD


Ride with a mate today to re-discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. I am finding that experiencing some places on a motorcycle takes you from viewing the environment through a frame to really experiencing it. Mainly because you are physically in it. Anyway its an interesting new perspective for me.

The Ring Road would have to be the most sedate, picturesque drive in Canberra. The road, return, is about 14 km starting at, and returning to the visitors centre and speed is limited to 35 km per hour everywhere on the loop. The road is narrow but in great condition. The speed limit is quite understandable and quite appropriate. 
Always worth a visit the displays at the centre are great although my indoors photography, through glass, was a challenge.




We visited the ruin of Rock Valley Homestead, The Sanctuary and the, unfortunately closed from storm damage, Koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest. There are plenty of interesting places to stop and take in what the park has to offer. Then of course there is what Tidbinbilla is famous for its wildlife...




Apart from an indulgent ride in the warm wind another purpose of the visit today was to find a dramatic backdrop to take some pictures of a mate's new bike. Tidbinbilla Mountain sounded the go. The lookout...


Tidbinbilla in my opinion is worth visiting several times a year and an annual pass is peanuts. It's always an adventure.


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