Sunday, 17 October 2010
Churchill's Hut & the Adamsfield Track
It pretty much rained on and off all Friday, but unperturbed, I set the alarm early for Saturday morning and woke up with a big smile on my face: Even though the thermometer had sat on freezing all night, I had barely heard a burst of wind or a drop of rain. I stumbled out into the hallway and pulled the curtains wide open to be greeted by a lovely blue sky ... and a bed of snow sitting on my front lawn at 300metres.
However, this was only meant to be the beginning of my ride, so having finally found the Adamsfield Track, I pushed on along the track towards Adamsfield. I just didn;t get very far. Now, you see I've got a cycling book on my bookshelf which lists the Adamsfield Track as one the only true wilderness bike rides in Tasmania, but strangely for a guide book, got pretty vague about how exactly to get there and follow the trail. I now know why. Not only is the track hard to find (as noted above), but it's incredibly overgrown and
Lesson from today is that even in Spring, you can get ridiculously cold days in Tasmania, but I'm content with finding Churchill's Hut finally, and now I've got this idea for a great long distance MTB route in Tassie, if only I could convince someone to clear Adamsfield Track ... back to dreaming.