Monday, March 30, 2009

Southern Cross Update #4

Well we made it through the Haast Pass without getting wet although the roads were a bit damp in places. Just coming out Mark's Bandit clocked up it's 50,000th km so we had to stop for a photo of that and also marked the position on the GPS in case he wants to try and hit 100,000 in the same place...

From Haast we headed for Jacksons Bay but soon had to put on wet weather gear when the rain started. Easy little ride into Jacksons Bay where we rode out onto the wharf and stopped for photos etc before turning back around for Haast. Had another shower on the way out but by the time we got to Haast it was fine again and the gear had to be taken off.

A fantastic ride up the Coast - this has got to be one of the greatest rides in the country! Just one stop in Franz for a coffee before heading on to Greymouth for tea and a bed.

One more day left on the Coast, taking in Karemea before tackling the Buller Gorge and then on to Nelson for a couple of nights. We've been very lucky with the weather so I hope it holds out for another few days...

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