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Auch wenn der Text englisch ist...Herbstfarben kommen immer rueber.
Letztes Wochenende war langes Wochenende, mit Feiertag am Donnerstag....also Freitag + Montag dazu und schon haben wir 5 Tage.

Wieder das uebliche Halbdutzend um flott und problemarm voran zu kommen, diesmal aber mit 2 ziemlichen Schotterneulingen dabei.

Von Melbourne Richtung Osten in die Berge, auf Schotterstrecken durch's Huegelige und die rauhe und einsame Great Dividing Range bis fast nach Canberra, also so 2/3 Weg nach Sydney, dann per Nordschleife wieder zurueck.
5 Tage, 2150km, davon 1100km Schotter, der Rest ausschliesslich Schmalspurer, Schleichwege, Hinterhoefe und Rastenkratzer.

Unterbringung in kleinen Motels und Ski-Lodges, welche im Moment noch auf Halbgas brennen, da noch kein Schnee liegt.

Wer nach den folgenden posts noch Platz hat, findet dann hier noch die ganzen Photos der anderen Teilnehmer, einiges davon in Traumqualitaet!

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4645




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Back at work and surrounded by the usual pile of leftovers, aftermath, filthy gear and "gotta-fix-it" stuff , it very much feels like "the film is still running"...oh man, what a 5 days it's been.






Some backblocks-bouncing straight up, skirting Cardinia Reservoir to the south and via some newfound tie-ins through Gembrook and Tonimbuk for a 5km freeway stint, that was promptly watched over by the boys-in-blue and their favourite collection-toys.
1. heartattack for poor, old Fuzzy with his last remaining point on the license...






More backroads on the way to Bairnsdale, the old Lindenow Bridge










A compulsory stop in Bruthen for “a little one”....






...with Ants trying to get it over and done with early, putting the Strom to sleep on the main drag.

Followed by Fuzzy 20k's down the road getting read the Riot Act by one hell of a nice Constable just before the Bruthen turn-off. Christ, talk about lucky!!


Buchan Valley







The Buchan Motel is now run by the pub....and has PRIME location, crowning above town with glorious views...and an ADV-style driveway to boot!







Ant doesn’t believe a word she’s saying ...shootin’ the shyte with Bruthen’s Power Brew









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There’s a great day brewing....first light above the valley











A little look around the place...







It's still quiet at the "Smelly-Socks-Hilton"...











A short snoop around Buchan town while breakfast cooks at the Café

















Before I forget....the bumpy, old singlelaner to Orbost has had a MAJOR upgrade and is now, wotchamacallit?...fully yoghurt-tub-compliant. Screw “progress”...






















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Buchan news on ABC-AM-stereo....one of those each side of the shop.












And we’re out the northern end of town towards the hills...












Some SAD news at Seldom Seen put a bit of a damper on things.
The iconic old joint is wasting away in a hurry, rapidly turning into an unofficial dump for hard-rubbish.






....not that it changes much, but at least there were the 2 old-timers around.
Both of ‘em were never shy of a drink or ten, and ANYTHING drinkable at that....but one of them seems to have taken things a little far lately.














Got some great memories of the place, rolling up on a 40+C day, hoping for a drink, anything, really....and being offered the dregs of the aluminium beer barrel from the party the night before, gleaming and steaming away in the stinking hot sunshine outside the dunny-sized "office" of the joint.
Was off my feet within 20 minutes, talked drunken shit for an hour, refused the offer of a front seat-sleep in one of the car-wrecks around the yard, climbed on the bike and wobbled down the Barry Way into Suggan Buggan, not remembering a single second of it.

Farewell, mate...you're now enjoying the biggest brewery of all!

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[QUOTE=glitch;45591]
Farewell, mate...you're now enjoying the biggest brewery of all![/QUOTE]


And while onto breweries...some serious enquiries at the Buchan Pub resulted in the publican categorically ruling out any brewing activities for the future, the sign at the door encouraging to “try our own brew” is a local joke only.


On the McKillops Rd.










Fuzzy





Vivek, about to flash past the turnoff, hehe






Well worth the walk, despite the initial protests










Victoria’s deepest Gorge is a hard one to capture, that slash in the landscape certainly is a deeeep one.


It’s massive....and absolutely stunning when walking around that little gum-tree and all of a sudden the world’s at an end and there’s a HUUUGE hole in front of you.










Thankfully nothing much has changed in practical terms despite its now official C611 VicRoads status....the McKillops Rd. drop is still a true “I’ll-shit-my-daks” descent!!.... which leaves absolutely no room for ANY error at all.


The drop is near enough to vertical to make any airborne moments very long ones... go too fast, hit the brakes too hard, tuck under the front...and it’s most likely the last goof-up you’ve ever made.



































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Back to the Barry Way, dropping into Suggan Buggan, and it's not much less breathtaking.

















Still going strong here...





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