Rain, rain, rain – oh boy oh boy did we have some rain but thankfully finally we awoke to clear skies.
Wanting to make the most the great weather we set off with some trepidation to tackle the notorious Ted McGrath Memorial Walk track. A track that has had more victims than any other we know of.
Packing some extra clothing and food just in case we run out of daylight we headed off to conquer this beast of a trail.
The water holes, thanks to the recent rain were threatening to overflowing and looked to be of immeasurable depth. As such we entered with caution.
As for the sand it was so thick and so deep it threatened to destroy our bikes and made any forward motion nearly impossible, sucking at our tyres and it took quite some effort to turn each pedal stroke…….
but we made it out and were rewarded for our efforts with the most magnificent views of the Tasman Sea.
Time to turn around before we lost daylight and head for home.
Mission accomplished, we survived.
Please Note: Just having some fun with this one – this is a very short track on the outskirts of Greymouth, only about 100 metres long leading to the beach. No mountain bikers or their bikes were harmed during this ride 🙂
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the region that is the West Coast of the Southern Alps.