Day 4: Feb 27th : Taree to Armidale
Today I decided to take one of the pretty and quiet backroads from Taree to Armidale via the Comboyne – Killabakh Road. The road was very pretty, narrow and felt like riding through a Jurassic park. The foilage was dense, the trees were high and I could hear wierd forest sounds all around. I last felt this close to nature when riding through the Himalayas. I could only imagine how it must be walking through the dense forests of Amazon.
However, after around 25 kays into the road we ran into a block, a tree was blocking the road and we couldnt go further. A couple of other tourists in a 4×4 also had to turn around, and they were the only human population we spotted in our 60 kms return from the cul de sac.
We were back in Taree and now took the more tried and tested route (still not the main highway) via Kew, Wauchope and Uralla.
The road from Wauchope to Uralla is one of the most fantastic riding roads in Australia, and perhaps amongst the best in the world. 1000 twists and turns, smooth tarmac, green countryside with very less traffic awaits the motorcyclist.
I was pleasantly surprised on finding Armidale to be a very beautiful town. In fact it was a welcome change after staying in the bland town of Taree yesterday. Armidale was also on the colder side with a fresh scent lingering in the air.
Now the pictures follow:
Disclaimer: The Spyder is for sealed road usage only and that any off-road usage is not supported by Spyder Ryder Australia, Brisbane Spyder & CanAm and was done so at my own risk in pursuit of the perfect photo. Most of the off road photos are taken on a side road off the main sealed highway.