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Old 14-03-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Jo is off working interstate, and my work don't need me for a few days... soo...

Tuesday morning the bike was packed with a few odds and ends and I was off... I headed out through the hills east... found this new tree carving somewhere...



And this dragon protecting the castle at MiraMira (coulnd't get a photo of the house)



Stopped at Gladysdale backhouse to get a breakfast pie, but bad planning meant that this was my lunch pie too, I just didn't know it yet. The Angus Hot Bugger !!!



and this guy sat next to me the whole time waiting for some crumbs to fall his way...



After some fuel in Moe, the next stop was Loy Yang..



Then it was south, Old Callignee Road and South Callignee Rd to Callignee South from where you can get a view of Mount Tassie.



Then up to Mount Tassie for the view back over the Callignee plantation and The power stations of Traralgon



Then I meandered up hill and down dale, through the plantations of South Gippsland. Only saw one logging truck for the day, and he arrived at an intersection a few seconds after me so I didn't even have to taste his dust. Map is included, but the route was, Grand Ridge, Road, down the hill on the Albert River Road, back up the hill on the Christies Albert River Road (this road doesn't see much traffic, and parts were quite overgrown), Woorarra Rd, then down Turtons Track, Hedley Range Road, Hazel Park Road, then down to Agnes Falls.



Turton's Track in Gippsland is not like it's namesake in Beech Forest, about the same distance from Melbourne but to the West. In Beech Forest the road is a sealed racetrack through rainforest setting. Tight, lots of corners, narrow road, no lines. In Gippsland it runs through logging plantations. It's tight, lots of corners, a surface made from rocks about the size of your fist, and generally a bone jarring and teeth chattering decent that seems it will never end.

A quick visit to Agnes Falls.



and an equally quick visit to Port Franklin..




Then I cruised along the highway through Foster and to Meeniyan in the motel adjacent the pub.


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Old 14-03-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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Wednesday morning wasn't as interesting. I pretty much drew a straight line from Meeniyan to Yarragon and followed whichever road crossed that line.

From the top of the range on the Darnum-Allambee Road looking into the misty Latrobe Valley.



Headed west from there to Jam Jerrup where I took the drone out for another fly.
Looking back at the beach from 1500m out over Westernport Bay.



From somewhere between Pakenham and Emerald

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Old 15-03-2018, 12:48 PM   #3
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Old 15-03-2018, 01:22 PM   #4
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Nice little trip, Nev!

You've probably said elsewhere, but what tyres are you running on the Terra at the moment?
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Old 15-03-2018, 07:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing Nev!
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