We met a Poolburn 'local' and having a chat decided to head on via the Old Dunstan Road to Paerau. Last day of the season the road is open and great to travel through. A bit of snow around the top section and after checking a few snow ice pools I had the seasons first skate. Fab to be on the ice again in a great setting. First effort earned me some wet feet then found a shallow pond and had a great (but creaky) skate. Hard to get off the ice.
Headed down to Paerau with a few stops to look at the view. Up over the Old Dunstan to Great Moss swamp on a muddy road. A bit of exploring then stopped off to 'wash' the truck in a ford then home.
Great day out.
|Checking the skim ice|
|First good skate of the season - hard to leave|