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...
Heading North…

Heading North…

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men   We were being buffeted by winds. Sometimes, it was all I could do to just stay upright. As has been said, the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry. Our plans went awry today. We wound up taking an entirely new route. We...
Headwinds

Headwinds

We packed early to try and beat the winds, but by 7 AM, the wind was back full force. Our most welcoming hosts in Matakohe (AKA Pooh Corner on WarmShowers.org.) volunteered to drive us to Ruawai, 20 km down the road. As that section would be directly into the 30 mph...
Perth

Perth

Perth to Fremantle Via the Swan River   Perth is a bustling city of over 2 million the largest city in Western Oz  (I’m not sure why but Aussie’s fondly refer to their country as Oz). Within this city, it seemed every major street was under construction. This part of...

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