Day 07 – Thomsons Gorge to Luggate

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel
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After breakfast we took a ride up a farm track to the top of the mountains by our campsite.  It was spectacular, with beautiful mountain ranges in the distance all the way around.


Right near the top we came across a herd of sheep.


The view of our camp site from a nearby hill.


As I reached the camp site and was just about stopped, I slid on the grass a little and dropped the bike – every so gently!


I picked it up, and headed across the creek.


Some gold prospectors came just as we were ready to leave the camp site. They set up about 300 meters up the creek from where we were. Apparently they found about an ounce the day before.


This area is full of old gold mines – a great area to explore.


An old stamping machine.


View over the valley.


Welshtown was once a gold mining town, but is now just ruins.


Hanging at the top of the world.  Phew, that was a close call.


Bridge over the Clutha river – very beautiful.  And the water was a nice shade of light blue due the minerals that come from the mountains.


We set up camp, and then went for a swim in a very cold creek.


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