Day 5: Pottering around Cootamundra

by Stephen

Cycle Against the Beast – 2022

2nd March, 2022

Cootamundra
0 km
129.53 km

Waking refreshed, I decided to take the bike out for a little spin. I rode down to the railway station to take a photograph of the preserved semaphore signal gantry.

Preserved semaphore signal gantry at Cootamundra station

Next to the gantry was the Cootamundra Heritage Centre – a museum dedicated to Cootamundra’s history. For a gold coin (ie: $1 or $2 coin) entry, I spent the next hour or so wandering through a very fascinating museum. After buying a keyring souvenir, I then went down to the old bridge that used to connect platforms. As there’s only one platform now, it has been repurposed as a railway viewing platform. I decided to spend an hour or so watching yard shunting and other trains passing through.

A little yard work.

After cycling around town for a little, I dropped off my bike at the motel and dropped in to the Coota Ex-Services Club for a late lunch. After lunch, I went shopping for jeans, as I had only brought one pair with me. With that out of the way, I took a shower, got changed and went to the local laundromat.

Dinner at the local pub. the steak was great, but the vegetables and the service was subpar. Tomorrow, I’m back on the road – headed for Temora!

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