This weekend was the last one my husband is home for before I start my phd and start working real life hours not FIFO. So we made the most of it:
We drove down south:
Set up camp
And took some fun photos.
Stairway to heaven?
We spent a good hour throwing different sized rocks in the river and recording the result!
On the sunday there was a free mountain biking taster session, including free bike hire and sausage sizzle after! How good a deal is that?! We did the 17km route; It was good fun, if a little scary at first- I'm not the most confident bike rider, despite riding semi regularly. My never-quite-healed-right broken arm means I find it hard to get a stable grip on the handle bars.
I took one impressive tumble- we were on a slight downhill windy sandy section. I just avoided one tree, and over compensated to avoid another. My front tyre dug into the sand, the bike slipped down underneath me, and I somehow managed to leap clean off the bike. The Boy heard me screech, and turned round to see me running down the path, bike in a sandy heap. Yet I was totally fine :D
I already have a bike that would be suitable for this kind of riding, so he's thinking of getting a cheapo mountain bike and we'll finally get a rack for the car, so we can hit the trails more often.
Perth has a trail which is in the process of winding all the way to Albany - 1000km! - with camp stops and cabins a gentle days cycle apart. We think its something we could definitely get into!
Have you tried something new recently? How did it go?