23/02 Punakaiki Via Greymouth, Reefton & Lewis Pass to Hanmer Springs (SI) – 5,751kms (261kms travelled today).
Feb 23, 2020
A chilly start but soon warmed up and became wonderful sunshine and we had a brilliant day of riding, spectacular views of forests, farms, craggy cliffs, mountain passes and wide glacial valleys. Wow, wow and wow!
Close to sunset last night.
Awesome rocks … and the Tavern in the distance.
One of many beautiful and rugged beaches on our way to Greymouth.
An impressive memorial to the 400 plus people who have died in mining disasters in the Western Inspectorate of the Western region
Morning mist lifting as we head for Reefton.
Brunner Mill Memorial, the largest industrial disaster in New Zealand’s history. Was a catalyst for safer working practices.
Lots of dairy farming on the way.
And a train finally.
Sights in Reefton.
Main Street Reefton.
Great Glacial Valleys.
And another we named Adrian's Lookout since he found it down the end of a track for me.
Nearly into Hanmer Springs.
And our accommodation for the night the ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel beautifully presented, handy to town and hosts wonderful. We stayed here last year and were happy to return and bring the troops.