Homebush Bay Bike Ride – 3 Nov 2012

Saturday morning was time to get the bike out and head out along the Cooks River Cycleway to Homebush Bay.

Riding conditions were very pleasant. I was not riding fast – rather, I was going slow looking for nice places to photograph. So I stopped a lot and snapped a few pictures. This time, bird life at the wetlands was not all that special, but there were a lot of other things going on. 

The new Rhodes foreshore cycleway

I went via the foreshore at Rhodes. The path has been extended much further – in fact in now goes all the way to the railway bridge over the Parramatta River. This is pleasant riding with great views of the Bay. A leaden sky provided some moody photo opportunities.

On the north side, I got out my small gorilla-pod and tried a few long exposure shots of water slashing in and out of the mangroves.

Then it was off along the cycleway through Ermington and past the George Kendall Riverside Park to the Silverwater Bridge. I kept riding on the north side a little further to the Rydalmere Wharf and checked out the new cycleway progress to the west. It has been built a fair bit further but still does not link up yet.

Me at George Kendall Riverside Park

The furtherest extent of the new cycleway

Not so good

Then it was back to Silverwater Bridge and a ride on the south side along the very nice cycleway through Wilson Park and Blaxland Riverside Park to the old Newington Armoury and then to Bicentennial Park back at Homebush Bay. Time to stop for a few more photos before the ride home along the Cooks River once more.

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