I decided on a bike and hike at Bouddi National Park.
It is a steep start but levels out for great views across the coast and inland towards Brisbane Water.
Back tracking to the bike, I continued along the service road towards Tallows. After the gate, there was a very rough, eroded and fun track to the left that eventually joined with the road to Tallows.
Further down the hill, I followed the track to Tallows Beach. It was a beautiful clear morning with the ocean glistening and small crisp waves breaking on the shallow sand bank. Not a soul in sight.
I peddled back up the hill and took a turn to the left which skirted the edge of the cliffs and lead to Little Tallow Beach. Once again no one and a pretty view. I sat for awhile watching the water cascade from a small creek and the butterflies flittering from flower to flower on the hillside.
I back tracked and walked most of the way back up the hill. It is a steep hill !!!
On the return journey to the car, I was peddling up the hill after the gate not really thinking of anything when suddenly I realized there was a snake on the road and was about to run it over. I veered sharply to the left and the snake pulled it head back. I couldn't put my foot down due to the snake so I kept peddling with my foot in close proximity to its head.
After all that excitement, I rode back to the van and drove down to Killcare Beach for a swim. Nice way to end a hike/walk.
7.17 km ride with an elevation range of 108 metres.