Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Hot Springs R’ Us   11/26/14 – Rotorua is the geothermal center of the New Zealand Universe, and we soaked it up! Our ride took us along a hot spring trail. The prior day’s trek pushed us to our limits, and an easier day was in order; our muscles ached. On the...
Goal met!

Goal met!

Goal met! Waihi to Te Oraha to Waimato Falls   Like many countries, New Zealand is promoting bike tourism and, to that point, has reclaimed old rail lines and converted them to bike paths. Our path today utilized 44 kilometers of that track, followed by an additional...
Olfactory

Olfactory

An Olfactory Organism   Biking New Zealand is a sensory overload. While biking down roads, one hits wave upon wave of floral calling cards.  In the hills, Honeysuckle clings from the hillside; in the farmland, wild roses choke the hedgerows; fields are wild with pink...
End of the World

End of the World

It’s the End of the World As We Know It…   The northern end that is, of the north island of New Zealand….Whew, nothing dire. Taking the advice of locals, we caught a bus to the lighthouse on Cape Regina, where the Tasman Sea collides with the South Pacific....
Whangaroa

Whangaroa

I Left My Heart in Whangaroa   We have arrived in the “Far North” as natives call it; we’re back on our bikes after taking a day off in the lovely wee village of Whangaroa. We stayed at a great motel and took advantage of their kayaks, a hiking trail and cafes. It was...

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