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Old 10-13-2012, 01:58 AM   #301
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Outstanding Toddy sounds like it is coming together well for you.

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Hay Andi those 9fiddys go well a , the 1 that u could hav bought (but u didnt coz u dutchie ) I gave it a squart with Ivy on the back up Mavora Lakes Rd in gravel and looked at speedo and it was at 165k and still winding with a gear to go. Cool bikes a , big clean out here next weekend , its Steptoe Auction in Te Anau , i think i will be biggest vendor , keep th tall but true stories coming our way Cob . Cheers Toddy
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #302
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That looks like a Steller's Jay mate.....Steller ride by the way.

Our provincial bird! And loud buggers too....missed them this year as they headed south, they like to drop by and rap on my metal roofs.

Crater Lake next???
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #303
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Them guys are disappearing too long.

Had to go spot them, look close from Gilroy, the Garlic Capital. Lets see some Garlic Wine Eh!Good stuff in Gilroy!

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #304
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Them guys are disappearing too long.

Had to go spot them, look close from Gilroy, the Garlic Capital. Lets see some Garlic Wine Eh!Good stuff in Gilroy!

In Cambria at the mo at the HU meeting enjoying ourselves, nutha trip report coming soon so hold onto your panties

Internet only in Library so will upload stuff later on, not much to report other than the bikes are still giving us greif, wish Suzuki would just stump up but everything seems to be an argument, now Ellens bike is leaking out of the top clutch input FFS.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #305
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Them guys are disappearing too long.
Ok fussy pants ... told you I would do it, can't take the pressure anymore

Crater Lake

This post is one of more pictures, I simply cannot write about a destination that will rival New Zealands best, found myself standing on the top of the crater with a small tear of appreciation trickling down my cheek. Simply WOW.

We left camp and set off for Crater Lake, it was -3 deg C or 26.6 F for you guys in the US.

It was a very crisp ride but short enough not to worry about putting on the woolies.

The day was warming up very quickly, upon arriving at the Lodge we asked to leave our riot gear with them for safe keeping.

They were very accommodating so we left them with our gear.

On exiting out of the lounge area through the door that opens out onto the lake we were instantly wowed,



I have to say we were both blown away, an older fello said he had been there a dozen times before and never seen the incredible reflections we had in front of us.



Our aim was to climb up to the top of Garfield to the viewpoint, this turned out to be very easy compared to Yosemite falls being only half the distance and one third of the elevation.

A tree on the way up being used as a stone store.





Us ... luvin it



Ellens stalker shadow .. it seemed to be enjoying itself too



The view from the top





Big mounts in the distance



The edge of the lake



The lake was so still it looked plastic







The return walk was one of many photos as Ellen and I could not help bringing out the Two Photo Kiwis enthusiasts.



We were getting worried cos Ellens stalker shadow was getting bigger .... hmmmmm



On the way around the crater we dropped in to see the hoodoos or pinacles





Back at the Lodge a coffee was had, pictures uploaded, gear picked up and we were on our way, we headed on our way to Diamond lake..
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #306
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Double posting....better we can see Crater Lake twice.

BTW, I was wrong about the Steller's Jays having left western Canada, saw one yesterday, pretty close from that yellow Ducati.

Have some Garlic Wine for me in....or around, Gilroy!
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #307
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Lake water THAT smooth.... BAH! 'Obviously' Photoshopped in!

Seriously, what an INCREDIBLE day and views. That sure will have left a very long-term memory.

Fantastic guys!!

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #308
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you should have gone around to the other side and walked down to the lake for a swim, WAY NICE! So where are you going from Diamond Lake? Following the Umpquah river I hope.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #310
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Double posting....better we can see Crater Lake twice.

BTW, I was wrong about the Steller's Jays having left western Canada, saw one yesterday, pretty close from that yellow Ducati.

Have some Garlic Wine for me in....or around, Gilroy!
Duh epic fail ... too enthusiastic to get it out... too much pressure
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Lake water THAT smooth.... BAH! 'Obviously' Photoshopped in!

Seriously, what an INCREDIBLE day and views. That sure will have left a very long-term memory.

Fantastic guys!!

Pedro
Heya Pete, great to hear from you mate.

We were bloody lucky and it is hard to stuff up a photo with such perfection laid out in front of you.
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Wow thank you for the comment Mike, very cool indeed.
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you should have gone around to the other side and walked down to the lake for a swim, WAY NICE! So where are you going from Diamond Lake? Following the Umpquah river I hope.
Heya Bruce ... too cold for a swim mate ... -3 deg C ... not to be soft or anything tho

We did folllow Umpquah River and took some dodgy turnoffs which worked out mint
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Duh epic fail ... too enthusiastic to get it out... too much pressure
Gotta sometimes for some reactions. Glad to see you back, pretty close to winter for us now, we need entertainement and pics.

Yes noticed the "improved" bungees altogether with the bats!

Not nice enough here to enjoy the last day of plates/insurances. So I do what I may be good at....

But looks like you may just be inspiring someone else to leave his precious K behind and cross the pond. May just keep me busy some in 2014....that's good!

Now what's up with them bikes? You know...the mechanics/solutions of things, always interesting for some of us.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #315
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not much to report other than the bikes are still giving us greif, wish Suzuki would just stump up but everything seems to be an argument, now Ellens bike is leaking out of the top clutch input FFS.
I'm sure glad your bikes Voodoo did not rub off when it was around my KTM...

Fantastic shots of Crater Lake, the conditions must have been perfect to get such fine pics... Keep it coming...
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