Friday, 27 January 2012

Jindabyne Irish Festival Day 1

The weather had been a bit iffy leading up to this weekend so I wasn't sure what it was going to be like as they were predicting showers. I woke to sunshine but then it turn over cast.

I packed up the bike and headed off to meet Ange at the servo in Hume. We fueled up and headed off just before 10am. It was a cool morning (yes I put the heated grips on) and as we got further along the clouds started to look ominous, but we were lucky and it didn't rain.

This is the route we took and according to Google Maps it is 444km.

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On the way out of Canberra.

















Coming into my home town of Cooma.









Coming into Adaminaby.


The Giant Trout Adaminaby. Another pic of my bike with a big thing to add to the collection.

We stopped in Adaminaby for lunch where we discovered that some where along the way Ange had managed to break her headlight.


The offending rock.



There are vast changes in the scenery as we head into the mountains. The temperature had also improved and it was getting quiet warm.

We are now in snow country.



























We had a quick stop (it was now rather hot) to take some photos of some of the infrastructure for the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.























Tooma.







We stopped in Khancoban for a break and a drink.



Kosciuszko National Park.





















Thredbo Village.











Approaching Lake Jindabyne.



Jindabyne.

Our room at the Banjo Patterson Inn.

Downstairs at the Banjo Patterson listening to the Canberra Celtic & Pipe Band.