June 6th: Day 31 – Newnes to Bylong
Slept late this morning after all the hiking.
Headed off down the valley again with the towering cliffs on either side. Once out of the valley we hooked back around onto a track to ran along the top of the cliffs.
With the cliffs to the right and an area that signs informed us was dangerous to enter due to mine subsidence, we pushed on until we came to a short steep section of track descending into a valley filled with ferns with high cliffs on either side. The descent looked to be a one way trip.
Raman very nearly end for ended his bike going down the steep and badly stepped section of track. It really shook him up and he took it easy for the rest of the day. I went down the opposite side of the track and had better luck.
Crown Creek track is closed to motorcycles so we headed back out to Ben Bullen.
I really enjoyed these tracks and the riding out to Ben Bullen. Great tracks.
North to Rylstone. The caravan park in Rylstone leaves a lot to be desired! We opted to continue to Bylong which we had heard good things about from fellow adventure riders and indeed it is a lot better than the bloody Rylstone caravan park…and its free. Wow! Showers, toilets, undercover, power and a great big field to camp in.
The lady in the one and only shop here, the general store, is really nice. They have had the store for 15 years now.