Lots of photos today because the ride was fairly short and the scenery spectacular.
Next one of the many hills of the morning
I chatted to this guy when I stopped for a snack. Nice chap. There but for the grace of not having a stall speed go I, and it shows just how hard the climbs were today.
These things are are cow crossings / runoff drains. Best crossed at about 20-30KPH. Worst when crossed at about 5-6KPH. Anyone care to guess how fast I had to cross this one?
The view from lunch. Oh its good to be me. :)
Riding back to the accommodation from lunch. See previous comment. :)
The next two photos are examples of the same species of tree. Honest! Its called Lancewood after the immature version (shown 1st) which evolved as a way of discouraging the now-extinct Moas from eating it. The mature version (shown 2nd) is the too-tall-for-the-Moas version.
"Cliche: Another word for inevitable"* The "Landscape" setting on my camera has an image that shows a mountain reflected in a lake. Here's a photo taken at Lake Matheson that shows why:
Another photo from Lake Matheson, Johan on the left, Justin on the right.
*Quoted from John Ringo's hilarious Honorverse short story "Let's Go To Prague".