Day 07 – Thomsons Gorge to Luggate

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel

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.

P1020968

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

P1020982P10209853P10209863P1020987

The view of our camp site from a nearby hill.

P1020996

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!

DSC_0137

I picked it up, and headed across the creek.

DSC_0143DSC_01463

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.

P10300033

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

P10300083P10300123P1030013P1030020P1030021

An old stamping machine.

P1030022DSC_01612

View over the valley.

P10300283P10300343

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

P1030038P10300393P10300403

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

P1030057

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.

P1030074

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

DSC_01782DSC_01742

Leave a Comment

Your comment

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.