Day 005, Thursday, 2 April, 2009

Distance travelled – 53.6 km
Avg speed – 14.92 kph
Max speed – 45.8 kph

Umina Beach to Budgewoi

We left at 9.45am taking a route to Terrigal recommended by James. He assured us it did not have any hills. James – next time we see you we will give you a lesson on what constitutes a hill but in the meantime have a look at the elevation profile below. It has some bumps in it – these are hills and when on a bike they take a bit of effort to get up. In fact it was a very hard ride to Terrigal and to make things more enjoyable it rained.

We learnt today that we need to let our GPS equilibrate if we stay indoors overnight. Umina Beach is not really 37 metres below sea level as shown on the elevation profile.

Once on the Central Coast Highway cycling was reasonably easy with a cycle lane most of the way to The Entrance where we had lunch.

After lunch we headed to Budgewoi planning to get off the road before 4.00pm when we had been told the commuters from Sydney would begin to return home. The road surface between The Entrance and Budgewoi is mostly good with a reasonably wide shoulder but this does disappear from time to time. Overall a pleasant ride through the sand dunes and the national parks along the way.

Stayed at the Budgewoi Caravan Park which is on Lake Munmorah opposite the Munmorah Power station. Had fish and chips at the Saltwater Quality Seafood in Budgewoi Circle and can recommend this to you all.

Zoom into the map to see our new location.


Packed and ready to leaveat Umina Beach

The Entrance

Budgewoi Beach at sunset

Budgewoi Beach at sunset

Budgewoi Beach at sunset

Stretching on Budgewoi Beach


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