Day 304, Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Distance travelled – 63.8 km
Avg speed – 14.2 kph
Max speed – 48.7 kph

Waratah to Corinna

A much nicer day today weather wise. We had a downhill run from Waratah’s near 650m to Corinna’s sea level. Even so, we still had some quite steep climbs in between, particularly between Luina and Savage River. There was very little traffic on the road and we only saw three semi-trailers between Waratah and Savage River. On the gravel road between Savage River and Corinna, five cars and a motorbike passed us. At one point we had to stop to let a Tiger snake cross the road. It was the largest live snake we have seen on our trip so far.

When we first visited Corinna in winter 2007 the miner style cabin accommodation had only just opened. There is now a new reception, tavern and restaurant. At that time we were the only two staying there. In contrast, today the two staff has increased to 14 and all of the accommodation was booked out. We took a room at the Old Pub, which was quite comfortable with shared facilities and a good kitchen. Unfortunately with all the people around Corinna did not have the remote feel that it had for us in 2007.  We were told to treasure that experience has it has not been that quiet since.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


The road from Waratah

Making a sandwich amongst the March Flies. How many can you count? On the good side they seemed to have no interest in landing on and biting us.

The view east of Savage River

Bandit country!

Near Corinna

The 'Old Pub', Corinna


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