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  • Day8

    17-12 Middlemarch

    December 17, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Zo, dat waren andere 60 km dan die van gisteren! Nu vooral beetje naar beneden met wind achter. Het wegdek was ook gemiddeld lekkerder. Blij dat ik de rail trail deze kant uit fiets. De leegte is indrukwekkend en sjees ik lekker door, maar het begin vond ik mooier, en toen moest ik klimmen. Ze hebben hier zelfs hun eigen wolk! De Taieri Pet. Is er nu niet, levert mega rukwinden op zei het infobord. Daar heb ik er 1 van gehad. Oeps.
    De dag (nou ja nacht) begon trouwens goed met een possum. Die had ik alleen nog maar plat op de weg gezien. Wat een lawaai!
    Bij aankomst in Middlemarch lijkt het alsof ik pas vrijdag met de trein kan. Dat zeg ik in de pub, volgens haar kan het wel, vanuit Pukerangi. Pfjoeh, klopt! Het schijnt morgen vanaf 15.00 te gaan storthozen, zorgen dat ik dan al op het station ben. Het was ook al twee dagen mooi.
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  • Day8

    Boulders and swimming dams

    January 27, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Overcast morning on leaving Oamaru. The van is still surprising us Well fitted out but you would have to be 5st to comfortably fit in shower, sitting on the loo is exciting!!went down coast road to see the boulders in the sea at. . Very overcast but warm The place was full of tourists, including us!.Carried in to Palmerston the turned off up country. It reminds me of crossing the Moors in Yorkshire except the sheep aren't on the road!!. Went off road, up to Naseby. A very old town set in a forest. We found the swimming dam which is the reservoir for the forest fire fighter,Full if kids swimming, beautifully kept grounds even toilets are spotless. Then into Ranufly looking for freedom campsite.headed off towards Alexander and eventually set up camp just off main road near Wedderburn.All set for tonight .Let's see what the morning brings .Read more

  • Day41

    Easy Riders

    February 21, 2019 in New Zealand

    A glorious downhill ride through the farmland. Farm after farm after farm. Makes for not bad viewing... Rock and Pillar ranges in the background.

    Ranfurly...the only town that came about due to the railway and not discovery of gold. Art deco town; statue of John Turnbull Thompson...first surveyor general of particularly relevant for one of us travelers 😉.  On to Waipiata for lunch...New Zealand pies...lamb and mint; beef and blue cheese; pumpkin, spinach, ricotta...delicious! Oh...and a pint 🍺.

    No hurry to our place for the night but then....the wind came up 💨.  Yes...headwind!  But with a downhill grade, sun shining and a belly-ful of pie...somehow we made it 🙂. Rain was in the forecast but clear skies all day, so can't complain too much. Especially with the home cooked meal provided at our place that night. Much appreciated after our 49 km!
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  • Day8

    17-12 Speciaal voor Frank

    December 17, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Tsja. Dat krijg je natuurlijk op een rail trail in een land wat trots is op zijn historie.

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