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Kayak Trip 2017

Thames

2016-11-09

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.


sheep




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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