We are proposing to go on a long, long ride in late May, 2016.
We are planning some rides on Orlanda in New Zealand as preparation.
This trip takes us through the backcountry around the Eyre Mountains in the Wakatipu region near Queenstown.
We cross lake Wakatipu aboard TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak, then ride to Mt Nicholas and through the Von Valley to Mavora Lakes and Lake Manaouri to Tuatapere.
The reward is meal of Blue Cod and Oysters at the Waiau Hotel at Tuatapere.
Its a good day for a ride...
Orlanda takes Dick aboard Earnslaw.
Walter Peak and ride along Lake Wakatipu to Mt Nicholas Station.
Clouds appear as we arrive in Tuatapere.
We discover that we have been fortunate - a southerly gale has blown through toward the east.
Our home for the night is Waiau Hotel at Tuatapere. A dozen Bluff oysters are Dick's reward. Fresh blue cod is mine.