Left Deakin just after 8.00 am. Nice and calm and almost balmy. Fueled at COSTCO and headed to Bungendore via Mac's Reef Rd. I'm beginning to like the road between Bungendore and Tarago a bit more, they seem to be clearing the vegetation a bit more from the sides of the road. Stopped as per tradition at the Tarago railway station, tis very very photogenic (and it has a toilet). The road between Tarago and Nowra is certainly divided into 2 parts. From Nerriga to Nowra, it is brilliant with lovely wide sweeping bends. Between Tarago and Nerriga, it is not as good but it does have lovely views along the way. One more road side pee before hitting downtown Nowra.
The short stint between Nowra and Greenwell Point was a bit disturbing. Very strong smoke haze and the wind became very strong and gusty. Pulled up at the recommended fish and chippery - and they did do a lovely Flathead and chips. Bike was almost blown off its side stand and a very intimidating pelican came over to give me the eye as I ate. I had intended to meander up the coast but with the strong winds, I thought I should cut my losses. Headed home, via Kangaroo Valley, Moss Vale and the Hume Freeway.
The winds died down (until Lake George) but the temperature crept up, 39 at Kangaroo Valley, 40 at Goulburn and 41 at Fyshwick when almost home. I drank at least a litre of water when I got home but the first beer did not touch the sides. I will check the GoPro footage and may put together a small YouTube clip.