Australia: Bussleton Jetty, December 6

Today we had breakfast, again at Samovar as they have fantastic food, and then went to the pre-race briefing.  That lasted about 45 minutes to an hour.  After that we went back to the hotel so Dad could get all his gear ready and take it back to the bike check in and transition.  I decided to take out one of the hotel bikes for a ride again, and after that, I went in to town to walk around, but most of the stores were closed.

So I walked the famous Busselton Jetty, which is 2 km long, and at that length is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere.  Here is an aerial image I found on-line, but I wish it was bigger so you could appreciate it more.

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At the end of the jetty is an underwater observatory, but I did not do that as you need to do it as part of a tour…  Beyond the observatory the jetty is closed due to disrepair…  You can see a bunch of birds on it in the photos below.

The jetty also marks the swim course, which stars on the left of this photo, goes all the way out and around, and back in along the jetty almost to the end, before cutting over towards the swim exit.  You’ll see a bunch of buoys marking the course.

Here are some photos from the day, including a shot of the “athletes village” just after the meeting, a huge lizzard I saw while riding, and the rest of the jetty I took while walking it.  The jetty is open during the swim so I will be able to walk it and take pictures of the swim from there.

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