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Karamea Trip - November 2015

Work is ridiculously busy, ridiculous I tell ya, but I have managed to get enough work cleared to head away on the bike; albeit carrying the laptop to squeeze in some work along the way.

So it's off and heading towards the West Coast with four items on the agenda (1) set some Mototokens in the Karamea area (2) ride and log K Road for RemoteMoto which has recently been opened up by DOC (3) ride and check out a private access track for one of the riding/fishing guided trips and (4) get in some fly fishing.

Photo 1 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
From Christchurch all the way to Maruia it was wet, windy and cold. Before I left I knew the weather was going to be fairly average on the east of the Main Divide so extra layers kept me toasty warm. From Maruia on the rain eased up, the clouds periodically parted to let the sun peak through and the temperature rose to 18ish and it was quite pleasant
Photo 2 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Looking back on the thick clouds from where I'd come
Photo 3 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Many of the hills still showing windfall scars from the Easter storm in 2014
Photo 4 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
I spent over 10 hours making my way to Karamea, there was lots of heading down sidetracks and walking up streams/rivers checking out old fishing spots. It was nice to see a good number of fish around =)
Photo 5 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Walking through beautiful West Coast bush
Photo 6 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Photo 7 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
A fish swinging and feeding in the cuff of a pool. Can you see em?
Photo 8 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Photo 9 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Photo 10 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
In spite of the heavy clouds around, the Buller River was running quite clear
Photo 11 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
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Photo 13 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
Nearing Karamea I hit thick cloud but rain refrained from falling and it was a pleasant ride along the coastline and twisting up and over the Karamea Bluffs into Karamea
Photo 14 of Karamea Trip - November 2015
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