Yes the sun came back and it’s a nice warm day :-) Today I’m going to reach the departure of the “whitecliffs walkway” I want to pass through that one tomorrow and avoid 30km of the main road. I want to stick as much as possible to the sea because the main road is going inland almost all the way until Auckland. It’s maybe shorter but I have enough time to choose a side trip. Let’s go!
I didn’t start the walkway from where I wanted yesterday because I was looking for an electronic shop and was not on the same part of New Plymouth.
Anyway, Taranaki is still here ;-)
Yes it is!
I’ve found the thing I was looking for : a case for my phone to protected it against dust and water. I’ve reach a park now which is another entrance of the sea side walkway.
The Coastal Walkway sorry ;-)
And that’s the “Whale bridge”, modern and simple.
And nice! :-)
This days starts well.
I could take so many pictures of it. This mountain is marvellous and incridibly symmetry!
I love this kind of track :-D It’s so smooth and easy to ride! So cool!
I definitely New Plymouth behind me.
The Coastal Walkway is finshed and I’m going to join the main road again.
Yes, it’s nit the name atmosphere…
Taranaki, OK :-)
And a break at Urenui. Toilets, park and good view. This is a good place ;-)
This bay is nice.
And I’ve quit the main road again. I’m on an non exit road and there is 11km to reach the Whitecliffs walkway” Now I hope I can do this one because if not I will have to come back.
I’m so disappointed … I’ve failed maybe the most beautiful picture of Taranaki today … pff!
I can see the cliffs. I’m not so far :-)
It’s more difficult to film with my camera than the gopro but it’s in my bag and I’m lazy to open it.
The panel. There is no interdiction for cyclists. I must try it. But not today of course.
That’s a big hill.
The sunset is starting now.
I’m taking care of my chain.
I love those orange colours.
Taranaki, still here :-)
This panoramic is nice ;-)
Curious cows like often.
They are coming slowly one after another to see what’s happening here.
And I continue my way towards the track. I want to sleep in the field up hill.
The presentation picture of the day :-)
Behind me. Taranaki? Finished? Oh no…
Ouuuh, this is the end of the day.
Auckland is somewhere far away to this direction.
I’ve passed the first door of the track end I’m now in a field with cows. They are following me but I want to be quiet!
The tent is pitched, the sun is sleeping, I’ve moved the cows. Everything is alright :-)
It’s time to eat!
I’m not sure but maybe it’s New Plymouth over there. There is no clouds and the sky is full of stars. It’s wonderful here now :-) good night. Tomorrow. Is gonna be a big day.