East Cape, 2009
Oruaiti Beach - Te Araroa
2 November, 2009
Breakfast time at Oruaiti. It's about 6:45 a.m.
Leaving Oruaiti Beach on the first climb of the day.
The East Coast uses many names that are also used elsewhere in NZ.
JB at the turn off to Lottin Point.
Morning tea at Lottin Point Road.
Question of the Day: Do we detour out to the coast, or not?
In the end, Margaret was the only one willing to take on a couple of extra hills and some gravel.
She was rewarded with this view of Lottin Point.
And with this lovely bit of gravel road.
The store at Hicks Bay did a roaring trade in ice creams when we arrived there.
The old wharf at Hicks Bay. It was used largely to service a local freezing works.
East Cape is just out of sight behind Horoera Point in the distance.
There's a steep little climb over Haupara Point which separates Hicks Bay
from Te Araroa. This is looking back towards the wharf.
Te Araroa is nestled under the cliffs at the far end of this sweeping beach.
Our camp was right at the near end of the beach, below the bush.
Another view of Te Araroa's 5km long beach.
Home for 2 nights - Te Araroa Holiday Park.
Lovely grounds set in bush surroundings.
We had dinner 2 nights in a row at the Kai Kart Café in Te Araroa.
Libby (on your right) and her family sure new how to feed hungry cyclists.
JB couldn't pay and ended up washing the dishes.
Photo: Maurice(Only kidding - actually JB went to the kitchen to chat up the ladies.)
Photos: John McK, except those that aren't.
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