Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NEWNES AND GLOW WORM TUNNEL MTB/HIKE - 23 MAY 2018

It was a very cold night.

I started with an early light breakfast before heading off on a mountain bike ride to The Glow Worm Tunnel.



The ride to the tunnel was a gradual ascent for about 11 kilometres. The track was previously a railway that ran from the Industrial Ruins to and beyond the Glow Worm Tunnel. An amazing feat of engineering. On about several occasions the track was severed by deep erosion. This involved a steep descent and ascent  into and out of a gully. The bike made it a little harder.




The Glow Worm Tunnel was excellent. In the middle of the tunnel it was absolute darkness and as my eyes adjusted to the gloom the glow worms began to appear over the tunnel wall and ceiling. A memorial sight!

The ride back was mainly downhill and was heaps of fun with speed and some track knowledge.






It was a long ride. I spent the afternoon taking it easy sitting in warm sunlight, eating good snack food while reading and watching the day progress.




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