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South Island Back Country Tour

20 February to 7 March, 2014

Page Two - Mossburn to Bannockburn

These two days were spent in the challenging Nevis Valley.

 

 

 

Coffee stop at Athol.  The last place like this that will be seen for a couple of days.

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Oh no.  There was another one just down the road.  This is DEFINITELY the last one.

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You have been warned!!!!!

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There has been a rumour that ACTA will be changing its name :

The Auckland Cycle Tramping Association.

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The view after the first climb (there will be more - many more) makes the effort worth while.

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Obviously all our photgraphers wanted to capture the view.

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And, what a great place for a rest.

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One final look before we move on.

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Lunch time.
Looks like the Nevis Hilton.

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Lots of fords on the road.

The approach.

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Crossing.

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Here's another.

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Prime Nevis Real Estate.

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Nevis Tent City

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Chow time

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Up market.
Prime waterfront living.

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Reflecting on today's ride?
Or contemplating tomorrow's?

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Happy Campers.

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Breaking camp next morning.

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Oh boy.  Look at that!!  Another hill to climb!!!!

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Did I mention there are lots of fords??

Here's another one at the foot of the hill.

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But just remember that hill!

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24 inch gear.

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It must be REALLY steep if JB is using the 24" gear.

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Over the top.

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Brrrrrrrrr

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It's amazing what you can find at country Post Offices.

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Only 31k to Bannockburn.  Better press on.

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The last climb out of the valley.

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Are we there yet??

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Once again, in retrospect, the view makes it all worth while.

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The sign says it all.
The bike made it - wonder where the rider is??

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The view down to Bannockburn and Cromwell.

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