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Hauraki Rail Trail
Paeroa to Te Aroha

5 August, 2012

 

 

 

 

We returned to Paeroa, and then headed off to Te Aroha.

There were many inundated paddocks along here. 

We used the main road getting to Te Aroha - that's the Rail Trail cutting through the water in the top half of the pic.

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Photo: John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had lunch in the very picturesque Te Aroha Domain.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunately, most of the seats in the rotunda were dry.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 us:-
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.

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Photo: John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie and John try - unsuccessfully - to get this big swing swinging.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They give up!!   But Susan has seen their plight.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She gets things swinging.  John looks happy.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACTA Express is almost ready to depart Te Aroha.   All aboard.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returning to Paeroa.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water, water!   Everywhere!!

This panorama looking toward Paeroa.

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Photo: John

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this shot looking back to Te Aroha.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Photo: Ron

 

 

 

 

 

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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