Step, New Plymouth > Auckland (481km, 9 days)

The last New Zealand step!

Raglan, day off

Nothing special today. I thought the weather was going to be warm and good but around 11 am it started to rain, Arf! I’ve finally spent my time in the library and then went to the supermarket again to buy flour and make more bread. I’ve got a kitchen just for me so it’s nice to take the space I need and make good food for the rest if my trip. I hope I won’t have to buy bread again until I leave new Zealand. Tomorrow I’m going to continue my trip towards Auckland by the small roads. I have almost finished turning around this country, incredible :-D

Waikawau > Oparau (83km, 5h35)

2 days ago, before I leave the petrol station, I asked to the woman how was the road, if it was hilly or gravel or difficult… she answer me : “no, it’s easy, it’s along the river. There is few hills and some 20 metres gravel parts sometimes”. Hmmm, she was pretty correct but not for the gravels. It’s much Moe than 20m! But fortunately it’s compacted.

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