Having carefully studied the map, only a 20 km day for us. There is a Department of Parks and Wildlife campground at Fernhook Falls looking very near and inviting.
Once again goodbye Sarah, she was off first, then us leaving Mark and Karl to a very leisurely start, later we found out that Karl had a bent chain link they had to replace before starting out.
The road was pebble and rock strewn, not difficult to ride on just uncomfortable. It did give was to a lovely meadow, meadow being the best way I can describe it. It did make a nice change from forest forest forest.
Arriving on the Beardmore Road, only 1.2 km onto the campground, you left money in an envelope $16 for us for that we got a basic shed with a bunk bed in. Remember there is no running water and no electricity here.
A short walk to the river took its toll, it hit 30 degrees time to just sit down and do nothing.
The river is a raging torrent with a beautiful waterfall in the spring after a winter of rain but in the autumn after a summer of no rain, well!
There is a deep pool which you can swim in, Janet thought about it for 1 second, dismissing the idea as stupid.
In he meantime 3 others had arrived on site, 2 families and Kerry, he was retired and just beginning to do a 2 year tour of Australia from the back of his van. The van had a fridge and the fridge contained beer which he generously shared with us, thank you.
We sat and watched 3 comical kookaburras fight amongst themselves while chatting a while.
Tonight is a full moon, and it was so bright even in the early hours it was still like twilight.