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10/30   Right is Left
10/31   Omeru Scenic Reserve
11/01   Omamari Beach
11/02   Waipoua Forest
11/03   Mail Boxes and a Magic Orange
11/04   Cape Reinga
11/05   Ninety Mile Beach
11/06   Haruru Falls
11/07   Russell Forest
11/08   Bus and Ferry
11/09   Thames
11/11   Castle Rock
11/12   Hot Water Beach
11/13   Owharoa Falls
11/14   Thompson's Track
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11/17   Rotorua Rain
11/18   Haku Falls
11/19   Pureora Forest Park
11/20   Waitomo Glowworm Caves
11/21   Marokopa
11/22   New Plymouth
11/25   Pukeiti Rain Forest
11/26   Boring Highway 3
11/27   Boring Highway 1
11/29   Switching Gears
11/30   Hitchhikie
12/01   Abel Tasman National Park
12/02   Rawhiti Cave
12/03   Mount Robert
12/04   Glaciers
12/05   Mount Aspiring
12/06   Milford Sound
12/07   Stirling Point
12/08   The Catlins
12/09   Tunnel Beach
12/10   Sandfly Beach
12/11   Mount Cook
12/12   Cave Stream
12/14   Long Day Home
Kayak Trip 2017



tl;dr: I biked around the Firth of Thames and stopped at the Sunkist Guesthouse in Thames.

In Clevedon I stopped for breakfast at the Clevedon Co-op. It turns out I have never actually seen the word "quiche" spelled out before, and this being New Zealand and all I assumed it was one of their quirky words, and I promptly embarrassed myself.

I spent the day biking around the Firth of Thames (pronounced TEMS). It was mostly flat. It felt strange.

I met two more bicycle tourists: Donny and Asha.

It was mostly sunny today. It felt strange.

I stopped at the Sunkist Guesthouse in Thames. (It is pronounced TEMS! How many times must you be told this?) The door was locked and the sign said $85 a night. I thought I had seen better online, so I fired up my computer and made a reservation. Upon returning to Sunkist I was berated for making the online reservation because it costs them a commission. I appologized, but moslty I just wondered why they didn't make their prices more clear either on their website or on the sign in front. Whatever.

I will stay here two nights. My legs are starting to ache, so I need some rest and some decent food.

good morning New Zealand

shaved sheep

For some reason, many horses here wear blankets.

Turkey and chick. There is another chick back a few meters.


Seabird Coast

Hauraki Rail Trail

Hauraki Rail Trail

It is pronounced TEMS.

Cheese is kind of inexpensive here.

drying laundry

Sunkist Lodge

good night Thames

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