Day 6 – Monday 29 Jan 2013
Cooma to home – by Kathy Jeffrey
A little sad our adventure is coming to an end, the morning is quite overcast and the rain is coming down we have been lucky for most of the trip weather wise although we did have the storm which Kaz’s bike felt the full brunt.
No one is in a real rush brekky at Maccas very convenient just across the road. Ready to go about 10.00 everyone in full wet weather gear heading to Bungadore for lunch and final farewells as the group will head off in different directions. Sharon and I being from the Gong will travel down to the coast via Kings Highway through Braidwood, Nelligen down Clyde Mountain, then it’s left and up the coast.
Arrive at Bungadore lunchtime the weather has turned the sun is shining, all you see up and down the road are our parked bikes and girls peeling off wet weather gear and layers, what a relief! Final lunch together bit of a slow process there is still about twenty girls to feed and they’re hungry. Sharon has gone off shopping as you do, it’s a nice little township with antique/collectables shops, leather goods, wood work and even a bike accessory shop although I think only open on weekends.
After lunch and checking of weather/ radar maps, (what did we do before smart phones) we say our goodbyes. The sun continues to shine and Sharon and I have a great ride it’s a beautiful winding road down the mountain not too many cars being a weekday although held up a couple times by trucks. Fuel and bum stop at Ulladulla. There is a yacht on it’s side on the rock wall in the boat harbor, remains of the storm that hit the day before some girls rode through it glad all ok except for a couple breakdowns but all safe.
Off again on the Princes Hwy going north traffic good, beautiful part of the world, I’m not biased. There is a contrast to the heavy rain & storms our area received in the last couple of days though, that is the blackened trees along the way. The fires are now well and truly out but the scars remain. Pull up at Berry for another stretch and to say goodbye as we peel off in different directions to home. Another rider asks where we have come from, he informs us he has the van across the road and going to collect his bike from the day before, the rain was so torrential he left it at a mates at Hyams Beach said he had no visibility once again we were so lucky with the rain.
Well it’s about 5.30 we say goodbye and take off, home by 7.00. The week has been another great adventure. The fun we all have together the great riding the “mateship”.
A special thank you to Di & Selena (WOTY!) You do such a great job in organising such a wonderful adventure.
Hugs & kisses to you both and all, till next time.
Kathy & Sharon