Day 24. 121km. Ulan – Sandy Hollow

Posted: November 4, 2020 in Australia, Cycling, NSW
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The Bylong Valley Road is stunning as it winds its way between rocky escarpments and peaks, following the Goulburn River. I cycled this road, bathed in glorious sunshine.

The Bylong Valley Way

The Bylong Valley Way


Well, actually, I spent 25km cycling along the perimeter of the Wilpinjong coal mine. The other side of the fence was another planet. An expanse of black, plied by huge lorries, bringing the black chunks to be transported on the endless coal trains.

Coal mine

Coal mine


Coal mine

Coal mine

Coal mine

Coal mine


The road followed the train line full of endless trains transporting the black coal.

Coal train

Coal train


But, after Bylong – a beautiful little village – the coal mines passed into a distant memory.

Bylong village

Bylong village


Bylong village

Bylong village


Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way


Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way

Bylong Valley Way

Comments
  1. Michele Willems says:

    Dank je wel1
    Fijne dag.
    Michèle

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful country!

  3. […] last stretch was through the Hunter Valley and its endless coal mines, and then the familiar territory of the Hawkesbury […]

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