Hunter Valley and Beyond 2009 - Day 12

 

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Never do things the easy way when there is a better road to ride. With only a short hop to Coffs Harbour and no need to be there until Friday, we headed west instead of north and played tourist visiting Timbertown at Wauchope. Good fun wandering around, riding the steam train and watching the bullock team. After that, it was back on the road taking the Oxley Highway to Walcha. Another great riding road through the mountains and one I hadn’t ridden before. Are you seeing a trend here? From Walcha it was north to Armidale chasing a storm but not actually catching it. A fuel stop and the need to go north-east on the Waterfall Way to Dorrigo was an opportunity to put the wets on even though we sweltered for the first few kilometres. Pleasant ride with just a few light showers to Ebor, then east into the mountains to Dorrigo and more showers. About 18 klms from Dorrigo what appeared to be heavier rain appeared and the next minute we were in fog with about 20 meters of visibility. Not good but eventually I caught up to a car which although slowing us, gave us some frontal protection. Another vehicle settled in behind giving Trevor some additional protection and so we continued into Dorrigo. With the rain and fog continuing, there went another camping opportunity, so we checked into the motel with the hope of a better day for sightseeing in the morning.

 

  • Our camp at Port Macquarie
  • Our camp at Port Macquarie
  • Visiting Timbertown at Wauchope: an old bullock drawn timber jinker
  • Therese getting to know the train driver
  • Train sets big and small
  • Bullock team drawn timber jinker
  • Taking the steam train ride
  • Taking the steam train ride
  • Taking the steam train ride
  • Taking the steam train ride
  • Working steam-driven timber mill
  • Steam-driven machinery
  • Three seater outhouse, I hope you enjoy company
  • Bullock team
  • Working bullock team with jinker
  • TThe Bullocky
  • Working bullock team with jinker
  • Along the Waterfall Way heading for Dorrigo
  • Along the Waterfall Way heading for Dorrigo
  • Ebor Falls along the Waterfall Way
  • The fog was thick as we neared Dorrigo
  • The fog was thick as we neared Dorrigo
  • The fog was thick as we neared Dorrigo
     

 

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