Dannevirke to Feilding
6 October, 2010
Today was a breeze (especially in the Manawatu Gorge!!).
Photo : Bikely
Susan had a little
surprise this morning when she discovered this stowaway.
The extra weight was entirely unacceptable!!! It had to stay behind.
Photo : Ron
Dawn Chorus at Dannevirke Camping Ground
Top Grass Road. This became fun when we formed a rotating pace line.
Not far to go now
for coffee in Woodville.
That may, or may not, be the Waewaepa Range.
Café 88 offers everything the touring cyclist could possibly want.
Just before the
Manawatu Gorge we met Abbas (hope I got that about right)
who was on his way to Auckland via SH2.
Start of the Manawatu Gorge. Very strong head winds in here.
The railway line had suffered several slips in the last couple of weeks.
And the road is supported on stilts.
There is not much
shoulder in many places, and you have to take care. But you can generally
find a wider bit when you see there is something coming, provided you keep a watch behind you.
Most of the traffic was considerate - and so were we.
JB had not realised that he was making a statement to inconsiderate drivers.
Time to re-group
at Colyton, between Ashhurst and Feilding.
This was the only time on the ride that there was just a wee sprinkling of rain.
Photo : Ron
We were intrigued
by this garden and the buildings - especially the house that is
disappearing out the left hand side. JB liked it so much he had to go and ask the owner
about it. That ended up with several of our group being taken for a tour of the house.
This lovely memory of the good ol' days was in the stairwell of the Feilding Hotel.
Feilding Town Clock
Speaking of clocks, the time in Auckland, New Zealand is
Photos : Mack, unless they were taken by Ron.
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