We returned to Paeroa, and then headed off to Te Aroha. There were many inundated paddocks along here.
We had lunch in the very picturesque Te Aroha Domain.
Fortunately, most of the seats in the rotunda were dry.
Heading up to the Fountain of Youth.
Hey - this is ACTA!! Who needs the Fountain of Youth???
This is what the history section of theTe Aroaha Domain website tells
The town of Te Aroha was developing rapidly around this increase in visitors who came "to partake of the remedial waters, both by bathing and by bottle". The waters claimed to cure many common ailments such as Rheumatism, Arthritis, and Gout.
Annie and John try - unsuccessfully - to get this big swing swinging.
They give up!! But Susan has seen their plight.
She gets things swinging. John looks happy.
The ACTA Express is almost ready to depart Te Aroha. All aboard.
Returning to Paeroa.
Water, water! Everywhere!!
This panorama looking toward Paeroa.
And this shot looking back to Te Aroha.
Time to bail out the bales.
We had to ride the road for part of this section as the path was submerged, like this farm race.
And so we returned to Paeroa after a very interesting day for ACTA's
first Club ride
on the new Hauraki Rail Trail.
Many thanks to Ron for organising a good day out.
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