Bunbury may not be flattered by the approach from the southeast along its main road, but it's a different story once you go a little to the west, and the ocean beach path was a nice spot for a morning run. (Given it was 8am on a Saturday, I was half-expecting to encounter a parkrun, but if there's one in Bunbury it must be somewhere else). Back OK today but quads struggling at times, and didn't get the sense that I had an undiscovered two-hour session lurking inside me somewhere.
Headed south today, roughly speaking, via an inland route (will come back closer to the coast tomorrow). Being voted in 1994 as Australia's ugliest town
evidently caused enough civic embarrassment in Donnybrook that something was done about it (it looks quite nice now), the Blackwood River valley is pleasant although the river itself, barely trickling at Nannup, is even more waterless than I expected at this time of year, and I ventured underground for a bit before finishing the day at Augusta - a pleasant enough place, if slightly lacking in eating places.
Spent a bit of the late afternoon watching parasailers near a passage that doesn't exist on local maps, although Google
is up with the times - I was wondering if a Blackwood River flood had cut a new channel to the sea, but in fact the council dug it (to less than universal approval) in 2012. (Local papers are good for finding out about this sort of thing, although I probably could have done without reading the climate change denialist letters).