We briefly stopped at the lookout at Lake Pedder for a photo before pressing on. Looks like the lake was a little bit low on water.
|So I can climb on the wall if someone with me is licensed?|
This stair reminded me of the stair in the Return of the King where Frodo and Sam climb up the mountains to Cirith Ungol.
Apparently there's 12 Million Megalitres out here in that dam. Yeah that's a lot of water and Australia's biggest dam according to google.
So no more photos until we get to Queenstown for now and we blasted off the way we came. The road had dried out by now and the temp had risen to a barmy 16°C from the low of about 10-11 in the forest this morning. On our way out I was following Dave/Stu and around a right hand bend a FWD coming the other way sat right on the centre line, our heads were all leant over on the centre line and we all had to pick up quick smart to avoid a mid corner collision. First bike fair enough but all three bikes the driver was a complete prick. Both Stu and I said it was the closest call we've had in years. F#cker. Lots of fun chasing Tuonos through the 100kms of twistys.
The rest of the trip across the Lyell Highway was pretty good. Plenty of twisty bits. A quick stop in derwent bridge, where the tuonos filled up and then we were off again. The road from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown is all twisty and it had plenty of bumps and we were riding directly into the sun, yeah that made it a little difficult but it was still fun but we were starting to get a bit tired.
I decided to turn off at the top of the hill into town and head to the Iron Blow lookout, Scotty was with me and he's never been here before so would be good to show him about. Looking down on the road we saw 2 adventure riders that we passed earlier go by and then Flyboy came flying up the hill but he kept going.
Day 6 Map Reference