Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thornbury Bridge

Was going to stop in Invercargill but the park-over at the Racecourse was shut so said stuff it and set off toward Riverton. Decide to stop at the Thornbury Bridge free camping area. Council lets you stay for 28 days! … Continue reading

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Faeroe Island Houses

Found this guy who set out to row from Scotland to Iceland. He only got as far as the Faeroes but it was a good try. Liked these houses he discovered on the way. Living down here in Southland for … Continue reading

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Catlins to Thornbury Bridge

Left the Catlins and set off on a very windy day to the South. Thought I would go straight to Invercargill as most of the coast was very exposed and I did not trust the information that my GPS was … Continue reading

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South of Dunedin

Set off for the nearest DOC camp at the start of the Caltlins coastline, south of Dunedin. The bus was handling much better than before and I was pleased. Turned into a side road and there was a bit of … Continue reading

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Dunedin

Been a busy week. Left Oamaru and drove to Dunedin (or Dunny Din as the irritating lady on my GPS calls it) and found a spring maker. Wayne was the man and said he would reset my front springs the … Continue reading

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Trotter’s Gorge

Spent two night with Graham and Jenny in Oamaru. Was good to see them as I thought I had lost contact with them. Left and drove South to Trotter’s Gorge and stayed the night. Quite a small DOC camp but … Continue reading

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Terry’s first bike

Found Terry’s fist bike on display in Oamaru Saw it in the historic area of Oamaru. Must have once been a lot of money in Oamaru, many impressive buildings have been preserved. Me taking photos of other people taking photos.

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Stopping at Quailburn Conservation Park

Three kms back from the end of the road, there is a little derelict shearers cottage which is at the start of a section of the Alp 2 Sea cycle track. There is a unused stock yard and plenty of … Continue reading

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Quailburn

After leaving the Clay Cliffs I decided to go further up Quailburn Road to the North side of the Ahuriri Conservation Park. This involved some tarseal and about 15 Kms of gravel road in really good condition mainly because very … Continue reading

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Clay Cliffs at Omarama

Cycled from Ahuriri campsite to the start of the private road that leads to the Clay Cliffs yesterday, against a raging Nor-Wester. Got there and saw it was another 4 kms there and back so flagged it and went back … Continue reading

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