Tuesday, 18 November 2014

18/11/2014 Tuatapere to Invercargill

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18/11/2014 Tuatapere to Invercargill
How many time have we shopped in  a Four Square ?!
Blue skies, a gently rolling landscape reminiscent of Devon and a strong tailwind made the cycling both easy and beautiful. After 7 kms we reached the South coast. Stewart Island could be seen to our SW but directly South there was nothing until Antartica. We stopped for brunch at the last beach before leaving the coast again, sheltering behind the coastal defences from the wind. The 85 kms to Invercargill flew by as the tailwind picked up. We later heard that the gusts had gone up to 118 kms/hr.

It's always a nice feeling to get in ahead of time and just before the weather breaks which it did. Tomorrow should be the last day cycling so we spent the evening ringing NZ friends and making arrangements to meet up with them although arranging car hire proved to be difficult and we elected to get the bus to Dunedin two days hence instead.

Next land Antartica.

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