I’d taken a couple of weeks off so the plan was to make my way home slowly taking in plenty of South Island gravel. The first step was to get back down to the bottom of the Island again so I could indeed work my way up the whole island…
The route I’d planned to Invercargill was to avoid SH1 at all costs and also to try to keep to the coast as much as possible, taking in as many gravel roads as I could too.
Things started off badly when I missed my first turn so had to do slightly more of SH1 than I’d wanted but I soon remedied this when I turned and aimed for Brighton. From Brighton I carried on South to Taieri Heads for my first photo stop.
At Slope Point I rode out as far as I could – the road sort of ended at a 4WD track which looked very “sandy” so not ideal for a laden Yammy.
But, of course the Tenere made it into town easily (365km for the tank and the day) and after picking up some supplies (and fuel of course) I made for my motel.