Day 14: Cradle Mountain to Rosebery
Woke up to a beautiful blue sky this morning. So decided to jump on the mini bus down to Dove Lake to get some blue sky pictures of Cradle Mountain. Very pleased I did, as it was just perfect. After I had gotten my photos I headed back to the campsite. Once I had finished packing up I was on the road at around 10.30am.
|Perfect blue sky at Cradle Mountain|
|Some great views about 10km down the road from Cradle Mountain|
After I got my photos, I continued my ride. Before I left Cradle Mountain, I confirmed there was no food or drink for about 60kms. As it was very sunny, I took a bit more water than I would usually. Just in case. The ride then continued over a number of gentle rolling hills.
When I got to the junction for the A10, the road mainly started to drop in elevation. I passed through forests and had great views of the peaks in the area. I arrived in Tullah at about 1pm. Even though Rosebery is just another 17kms away, I decided to stop at the roadhouse for lunch. Tullah is a small village next to a lake and has some nice views across to the hills nearby.
After lunch I continued my ride over to Rosebery. It was actually starting to get quite warm and I had one more hill to get over before my destination. The climb up the hill goes on for about 5kms. But thankfully the grade is most likely around 5% and there is shade from the trees for most of the climb. Once at the top it was then all downhill for the last 5kms into Rosebery.
Rosebery is a mining town. So it has a few shops, cafe and a friendly caravan park. It seems a nice town. Currently relaxing in one of the cafes enjoying the late afternoon.
Scenery and weather wise today has to be one of the best rides I have done touring. The views coming down from Cradle Mountain and through to Tullah were just breathtaking. The weather is meant to get warm tomorrow, so may have an early start for my ride to Strahan.