Monthly Archives: November 2010

30th Nov 2010 – a bit of old style New Zealand…

From Golden Springs to Rotorua, about 34 miles while we tried to avoid the busy main roads. Golden Springs is an excellent campsite. We met two ducks who indicated that bread would be acceptable. We did have a little spare … Continue reading

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28th Nov 2010 – A First Encounter with Boiling Mud

From Taumarunui to Turangi – pretty much exactly 40 miles. Got going ok at about 10.15am and set off speedily. My map didn’t show that there is a fair old col, or saddle, between Taumarunui and Turangi – after a … Continue reading

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27th Nov 2010 – Taramunui via the backroads

This video is a lower resolution flash version of the original – which can be seen, if you have an html5 browser such as chrome or a recent firefox or opera, just here… And indeed we were back for breakfast. … Continue reading

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26th Nov 2010 – To the Republic of Whangamomona

From New Plymouth to Whangomomona, about 55 miles, with about 14 miles or so off road. We didn’t set out that early since Guy needed a new inner tube. This was preceded by a cake from the New World supermarket. … Continue reading

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25th Nov 2010 – Mt Taranaki…

We were a bit slow getting out of town due to a visit to Hawera’s water tower, from which a really great view of Mt Taranaki can be had. Then out on the surf highway, State Highway 45. But we … Continue reading

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24th Nov 2010 – Magritte and Hot Sun

A long day of cycling in the sun. Set off rather late because I needed sunglasses and there was a fascinating art gallery with some odd but impressive clay heads taken from pictures by Magritte and others. So Magritte’s pic … Continue reading

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23rd Nov 2010 – Whanganui…

Set off at about 10am from Himotanga Beach. To get away from the traffic we cycled an additional couple of kms beyond the junction withthe 1 and took a quiet backroad through rural farming country. Beautiful quiet undulating to flat … Continue reading

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22nd Nov 2010 – A Few More Miles…

Set out from Paraparaumu YHA at about 10am. Cool with some sun. The entire area is a real estate hotspot. There’s endless plots and little developments for sale. Reminds me of cycling in the US when they were amidst their … Continue reading

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21st Nov 2010 – Finding Our Way Out Of The Welly

The day dawned grey with heavy rain though it was stopping by the time we finally had shopped, eaten an extra breakfast and messed around with our bikes. On the way out of Wellington we more or less got lost … Continue reading

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20th Nov 2010 – Wellington Suits…

Wellington is a great place – we’ve so far visited mack’s brew pub, Katherine Mansfield’s birthplace, Lady Norwood’s Rose Garden and Te Papa, the national museum. Perhaps the most interesting exhibit was a cannon chucked overboar by Captain Cook when, … Continue reading

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