Day 2 Ahipara to Opononi , much faster today back on the road. I think yesterdays cycle was an eye opener, the wind was one aspect but it hit me as I was cycling today, the beach was flat as a pancake, this means there was no freewheeling, that was 4:30 of cycling with no break. Today was lumpy but I did enjoy those long downhills where you just freewheel. Had my first espresso after 160km at Kohukohu . Then onto a ferry across to Rawene then on to Opononi where it will be fish and chips for dinner tonight.
|The GPS data is here|
Look at those hills, it will be a little more lumpy than yesterday.
Coming into Broadwood, just need to get over that hill and then there will be coffee!
But alas no coffee - only a general store so had to settle for a can of coke and as a side benefit I found a swing bridge ( first one of many on this trip).
|Found the coffee at Kohukohu and I was lucky the barista started at 1PM and I arrived at 12:50. It was worth the 10 minute wait.|
Off to the ferry with a 20 minute wait, not such a bad view
On the ferry.
|Arrived at Opononi to setup up camp and settle down the best way possible.|
The only step left is to go and get out fish and chips. Having fish and chips on the beach tonight.