|2014-11-19 click for more photo's|
19/11/2014 Invercargill to Bluff and back.
|Job Done !|
Torrential rain overnight continued through until the morning and we vainly waited before setting off, hoping that it would improve. 30 kms to Bluff and 30 kms back was all that was needed to complete the Tip to Tip NZ trip but the conditions were so foul that we were momentarily tempted to not go. It has to be said that this final day was probably the very worst in terms of the cycling. Hail stinging our faces, busy roads and strong head winds. We saw more lorries today then in the last three weeks all together and not many gave us any space so we were repeatedly thrown of course. Not a good feeling! The weather cleared just long enough to take some pictures at our final destination before we turned round to go back to Invercargill.
We are now going to be proper tourists for a few weeks before returning home to the UK. We both felt a bit sad that the cycling was finished. It was wonderful.