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Old 03-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #84
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2013-Tassie-XT-Tour-D1 continued... .. .

We then cruised along Skyline Rd towards St Helens... There's usually amazing views up and down the coast from up here, but with the low cloud it was a bit crappy:


Me:


BIL:


Made our way down to St Helens via Loila Tier Rd and Basin Creek Rd... Filled up with fuel, BIL's bike took 14.3L , so it was fairly close to running out, under a liter spare...

Made our way north out of St Helens then out along Argonaut Rd towards Pyengana, more nice roads:




The haul road continued on towards the Fingal forests and we turned off towards Pyengana, the road got narrower and the forests thicker:






Then it opened up into farm land:






Passed the "Pub in the Paddock"


and detoured out around St Columba Falls...

More bloody sheep!


Then down onto the Tasman Hwy for a nice twisty bit of tar:


To the final destination for the day:


The Welborough Hotel...
It cost $80 for a tiny twin room with 2 single beds and a bathroom down the hall, it was adequate...

We had a hamburger and chips for dinner, a decent sized meal, cost about $16 I think...

Day 1 ended up being 373km...



To be continued with Day-2... .. .
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