Day 356, Sunday 12 August 2018.
We rode along the Waterfall Way to Armidale, then down the first part of Thunderbolt Way to Walcha. I love the interesting names Aussies give these highways. We saw Ebor Falls which were impressive, and Wollomombi Falls which had negligible water but very spectacular scenery. In between we took a 15 km unsealed road to Point Lookout where the views went forever and we joked about being able to make out Taranaki in the distance. Unfortunately my cellphone camera can’t do justice to these scenes.
Once we got up onto the New England plateau, above 1000 metres altitude, the winds became strong and the temperature dropped to 6-7 degrees. I wasn’t expecting these daytime temperatures and felt very cold. At Point Lookout we were above 1500 metres, but I think it was not quite as cold, but perhaps that was because I was walking more.
istance travelled: 260 km. Total distance so far: 45,113 km