Today is the first day I travel towards south :-). But there is a little place in my mind where I feel sad. It’s strange but I’m really motivated to come back today to the ninety mile beach camp which is between 90 and 100km far. And I WANT to ride on the beach this time because, with Peter, we took only the main road on the way north. It’s 9.30am already, I’m ready to go, peter is not. I’m going anyway because he is always faster than me :-)
I had one break after the fist 20km where I met other travellers like me. They are kiwis and really cool :-) We made a rendez-vous in the south of the south island because they are travelling on the other direction. At 48km, I have now a second break at Te Kao. It’s time to eat something and wait for Peter. I’m really surprise that he is not here yet. I might improve myself maybe :-)
Motivation, motivation! I have to thanks all the cows for encouraging me:-).
Nice and flat piece of road.
Ahaaah! I recognise this hill, that’s Houhura Heads :-). Around 65km now. I’m getting closer and closer to the road which will guide me to the beach. I want to ride the last 20km on it:-).
71km and I turned to the right at Pukenui. Now it’s 10km in the forest to join the beach.
Ah I finally smell the end of this sand road. I changed my mind during the way. There is a camp somewhere nearby and it will be certainly cheaper than the one of ninety mile beach. I can try…
Ok, it’s always the sand landscapes but it’s always beautiful :-)
Hey it’s me :-) Pff, I look so serious but I’m happy inside, really. I have the sun in the eyes, that must be why.
My super bike, always with me (it’s better haha).
And I forgot to show you something… The energy pocket, very Very VERY important!
I’m waiting for Peter but maybe he has changed his way… I can go to the camp : Utea Park. This one is really cheaper than the other. It works with donations. Must be in dollars for sure haha :-)
The common part.
The place to camp. There is 3 checked people here. They are working around and don’t want to communicate in english… I’ve tried to ask them some questions but they just answer quickly and that’s it. So, no worries, I don’t care. I just want to eat something, write my dairy and sleep. Tomorrow I will have plenty of time because I’ll be allowed to ride on the beach at 1pm (because of the tide) so the morning is off :-)