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Old 07-02-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Paul and Dixies Eskdale-ent adventure-10 days,many K's

Paul and Dixies Eskdale-ent Adventure.


I,ll be riding solo for the next 4 days, then meeting up with Dixie in Victoria and then rendevous with Pete,Goodie and Eivind and making our way across to Eskdale for the 10th anniversary meet.


Monday 18-02-16 8AM and the Beast is loaded and ready!




Odometer reading recorded ;) we wonder how far will we ride on this trip..





Day 1 Alstonville to Quirindi.
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8:10 am and I,m on my way! A few local backroads to Woodburn then I join the Pacific HWY till the turn off to Maclean.


Looking across the river into Woodburn village and the Pacific HWY





Harwood Bridge and sugar mill at the turn off to Maclean.The air was sweet with the smell of the sugar refining process.
The steam from the mill is visible in the background.






Maclean is a beautiful little town on the banks of the Clarence river. The river is trawled for prawns – YUM!







The wide river also hosts the Grafton bridge to bridge ski classic, with the boats and skiers passing here and heading up to Harwood bridge in the previous image.
I cross the river and take a fast scenic backroad to Brushgrove, a tiny village that has an excellent pub,motorcycle friendly,cold beers,good food and accomodation ;)
Not to mention a beer garden and boat ramp that backs onto the river ;)








River view from the rear of the Hotel
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I was hoping for a bacon and egg roll at a great cafe we know at Ulmarra, but alas they dont open Mondays or Tuesdays
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Good pub here ;)
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Also a ferry crossing joing a backroad to Grafton.
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I rejoin the Pacific HWY and have an unrewarding sausage roll and chocky milk at a Grafton roadhouse
Fast twisties and mixed country now heading through Nymboida,mainly eucalypt but a nice rainforest part just South of Nymboida river.
Recent rain had left a bit of leaf litter about..
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Obligatory bike shot.
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Having ridden this road dozens of times, I finally stopped to take a picture of this eclectic collection of roadside letterboxes
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A little further up the road and these figures fashioned from naturally formed trees always make me smile
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Typical views
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:56 PM   #3
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Great start, Paul
NSW looks very green and lush
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