Comerong Island Discovered – Sunday December 13

BARBUG Christmas  Special

Ride Leader – Phil Rylatt

40km, slow pace, easy, some traffic, unsealed roads

Started 10:00am; Mavromattes Reserve ( off Riverview Rd, Nowra )

An easy flat ride at slow pace. On road ride through delightful, mostly quiet dairy country near Nowra. Some traffic, narrow roads. Roadside fruit and veggie stalls on route so bring panniers or packs if you wish to purchase fresh produce. Bring lunch or snacks to have on the island. Time will be set aside to explore Comerong Island Nature Reserve. Note that sections of road on the island are unsealed.

This turned out to be a lovely ride with many of the members of Shoalhaven BUG joining us. The ride to the ferry was flat and easy, wit interesting scenery of the local seaside dairy farms. On the ferry to Comerong Island it was surprising to see the force of the current as the tide was receding.

On the Ferry


Those of us with mountain bikes had an easier time on the corrugated road to the picnic area and only the mountain bikers could take the track to the end of the island for a swim .

Track on the Island

Cycling on the Beach


After lunch we returned via the main road, tuning off at a hamlet of Terara for a look at this lovely little riverside community. The boys found a beautiful old stone terrace  which apparently was the local “joy house”. Although knocking, there appeared to be no-one home!

Phil knocking hopefully...



Apparently Nowra is not good for coffee on a Sunday afternoon, so we headed off to Berry for a cool drink before heading home.

It was a lovely ride and we thank Shoalhaven BUG for their friendship and hospitality. BARBUG will definitely be joining them for more rides in the future!

About BargoSal

Keen cyclist, my aim is to get bums on seats, work with council to improve cycling infrastructure and driver awareness. I am also a website designer.
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