Today I rode the first part of that route as we had yet another magnificent winter's day. I procrastinated (which is quite acceptable for a 'West Coast Procrastinators' old boy) whether to go a little further inland, which I then commenced to do - only to bail out after riding a section of around 5 kms of gravel road works with no end in sight. You will see from some of the pics that Spring is just around the corner here.
Firstly I headed from Geelong to Ballarat - a pretty boring road. Then skirted around Ballarat and headed through some tiny townships like Ross Creek, Snake Valley and Cargnham. From the mullock heaps it's obvious that these were once thriving gold mining towns back in the late 1800's, now there's virtually nothing there.
|Didn't see any!|
Beaufort is a small town on the Western Highway that most folk drive through on the way to Adelaide, the Grampians, or the vineyards further on down the road, however, it really is an attractive, well maintained little place.
|Shot of the day!|
|Beaufort War Memorial|
|Beeac war memorial|
|Just a part of the route|