Portland is the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement back in 1834. With the town quickly prospering due to fishing, pastoral and agricultural industries. Portland is the only deep-water sea port between Adelaide and Melbourne. Which makes it a major centre for sea transport of goods and produce from the surrounding areas. Situated on the far south west coast of Victoria, Portland offers a great range of activities. Great beaches, fishing, Whale watching, tours of Aboriginal sites, historical building, talking Tram tour & a Botanical Gardens.
I was hooked, and drooling at the thought of riding through this amazing area. Tomorrow was the last day of our holidays and I was pretty wrecked at that stage. But knew this would be worth setting the alarm for.
I had a headwind to contend with for the first half of the ride, and was amazed at how quiet the roads were. I kinda got lost on the way, but we’ll pretend that didn’t happen. There are these massive wind turbines at the Cape Nelson State Park, and you feel pretty tiny riding alongside them.
Overall, it was a pretty flat ride, but the wind certainly made it a bit challenging.
Here is a link to my Strava Activity here: