Monthly Archives: January 2011

29th Jan 2011 – On and Off the Rail Trail

From Crow’s Nest Backpackers (and camping), Oturehua, to Middlemarch Blind Billy’s Campsite, about 90kms or 56 miles. A rather slow and quiet day. Slow because we involved ourselves on and off with the Central Otago Rail Trail, in spite of … Continue reading

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30th Jan 2011 – Taieri Gorge Railway

From Middlemarch (Blind Billy’s Campsite) by the Taieri Gorge Railway through to Dunedin. And then a short bike ride to the Kiwi Holiday Park at St Kilda beach – so about 4kms on the bikes but lots of scenic railway … Continue reading

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28th Jan 2011 – a Wail Tail on the Rail Trail

From Alexandra to the Crow’s Nest Backpackers and Camping, about 60-ish kms or 40 miles. The morning saw us rushing about to get Guy’s bike back, with a new back wheel, from the Cycle and Mower Shop. Looks like a … Continue reading

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27th Jan 2011 – Mending, Washing and Swimming in the River

The photo is a typical bit of local landscape – rocky, dry and once a way below the sea (a few million years ago). Today was a mending day in which we tried to: Fix Guy’s back wheel (splitting at … Continue reading

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26th Jan 2011 – Too Many Punctures

From Lawrence Motor Camp through to Alexandra Holiday Park, a distance of about 100 kms or about 63 miles. After leaving the campsite, we briefly explored Lawrence which is mainly notable for its gold mining past. In 1861 (yes, this … Continue reading

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25th Jan 2011 – Backwaters of New Zealand : Kaka Point to Lawrence

From Kaka Point to Lawrence, a small town formerly focussed on gold mining, about 85kms or 53 miles. This was a quiet days cycling. We headed out, noting by a quick paddle that Kaka Point sea was somewhat cold. My … Continue reading

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24th Jan 2011 – From Curio Bay to Kaka Point

From Curio Bay Camping to Kaka Point Holiday Park, a distance of about 90kms and so about 56 miles. We set off rather late, partly because the campsite is relaxed about when you leave (it’s difficult to police as it … Continue reading

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23rd Jan 2011 – Slowly Moving Penguins and Bluegrass

About 12 miles or 20kms today, simply going from curio bay to Niagara Falls Bluegrass Festival. A lazy morning – can’t see any churches around here (there a very little used one at Waikawa – which we visited on the … Continue reading

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22nd Jan 2011 – Slope Point – Southernmost Point of NZ Mainland

A day, of about 28 miles on the bikes, doing three important things: 1. an exploration of the rim of Guy’s back wheel to see how bad the breakage is and whether it could last a hundred more miles or … Continue reading

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21st Jan 2011 – The Curious Bay

From Invercargill (Amble On Inn Holiday Park) to Curio Bay Campground – about 90kms or 56 miles. Amble On Inn etc is a pretty good campsite, etc, since the kitchen is very comfy and it was with some reluctance that … Continue reading

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