Met up with Keith, Dirk, and Terry as planned in Marulan. A casual run down to Braidwood via Bungonia and Sandy Point. Next up was a short run to Majors Creek, then down the pass into Araluen Pub for lunch.
After lunch it was a nice run as always down to Moruya with only a couple of vehicles coming the other way, which was good. A few supplies and fuel in Moruya.
The run down to Bodalla was interesting, the wind gusts had picked up to gale force making riding quite treacherous. We stopped at Bodalla pub to meet up with Sharpie but a text confirmed he was a no-show. I would imagine he was copping a hammering from the winds. After a refreshing ale, it was off to camp at the Beachcomber Eco Resort.
The resort is off grid and only has solar power and batteries. It is a bit dearer than your average park but it was worth it for the serenity. It is actually at Blackfellows Point, but you go through Potato Point to get there.
Terry shouted himself to a cabin, which was handy for the rest of us as it had a little BBQ. After dinner and a few beers we took advantage of the TV and watched the footy.
Sunday morning was quite chilly, so three layers was the go as we were heading for the tablelands. Keith had a five day leave pass so he headed south for Coryong and other Victorian destinations.
A beautiful run from Bodalla to Nerrigundah on great gravel roads. They turned into fire trails once we left Belowra and headed up the range. Some spectacular views and trails. A navigation error saw us lose a bit time, with a half hour back track.
Once we reached Badja it was back to dirt farm roads and a good run into Braidwood for fuel. There were only two trees down after the cyclonic winds of Saturday, which was surprising. Luckily both had pretty easy ride-arounds.
The original plan was to head to Captain’s Flat, but it has no fuel. Next year I want to extend this ride by a day, and from Braidwood head through Tallaganda and Bungendore, and maybe overnight in Boorowa, and home to Sydney via Wyangala on day three.
A top weekend with great company.
Wayne McNaughton KTM690, Terry Reid Husky 650, Keith Williamson Tenere 660, Dirk Stuber Honda CRF 250