The variety trip :-) Cycling, ride on the heaphy track, hiking in Abel Tasman, freeze in Picton, ferry to Wellington, Meting Cyril and Valerie :-)
Picton > Wellington (by ferry)
Today is the day. The day I quit definitively south island to come back to the north. The weather is fantastic and I hope it will be still the same up there and a bit warmer because this morning… glaglagla!
Havelock > Picton (41km, 2h30)
Today, I’m heading east towards Picton. I would like to meet Jude and Denis again. We met them with Josianne 5 months ago in Anakiwa when we were going to ride the Queen Charlotte track. The day we left, the couple told us that we could come back and see them again before leaving South island. Their place is right on my way to Picton so I will be glad to see them again and say goodbye. But before all that, now, the day starts with an hill, a good warm up :-)
Glenduan > Havelock (67km, 4h30)
This morning is a nice surprise! Maybe it has snowed the passed couple of days because those mountains are well covered. And the sunrise enhances this wonderful landscape! It’s marvellous! :-)
Step, Wellington > Christchurch (447km, 9 days)
Rainbow track hut > Hanmer springs (60km, 5h to 1411m)
Hohoo, we just start the morning by a rainbow :-) but it’s slightly raining in this moment. Hope we can move today because we don’t have so much food left.
St Arnaud > Rainbow track hut (67km, 5h30, 1068m)
Today we are going on the Rainbow track. It’s a track of 120km which pass by the middle of south island toward Hammer Springs. We should do it in two days if the weather is nice with us. I’m just a bit worried about something… If it’s called “rainbow track” that means there is rain… Aïe…