Today was washing day.. two big loads to catch up while a brisk Nor wester was there to dry it all.
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The washing line was a hoot. Two shortened power poles with the washing line wire in between. It worked a treat.
We’re staying at The Crows Nest which is a very small campground in the main street of Oturehura with cabins for Bike Trail people. There are only two powered sites but I’m sure the host Bill, could rustle up some more if the need arose. Its all here though and exceptional value at $20 per van for two with power.
The hosts are fantastic and although Bill was originally from Winton, for most of his life, he and his wife Mal, have been in the Tauranga area for quite a while but have now settled here. They’re lovely people and very helpful.
The next morning, Fiona organised the washing and I got the bikes ready. Once the wash was out, we were off on our way up to the Poolburn Viaduct. An easy ride although a lot more gravel on the trail here making it harder to ride on than other parts of the trail.
The colours and the landscape was just amazing. With the clouds doing strange things with the wind over the hills, it was really interesting for piccies.
I averaged about 20 odd Kph despite the gravel but stopped a lot for piccies with my phone. Some amazing spots.
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We ended up doing about 30 odd K’s for the round trip over nearly two hours.
After cleaning up and locking the bikes, we headed off for a walk to have a look at the town ending up in the pub!
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A neat wee town and we’ve decided to stay another couple of nights to have a good look around.
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