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Boring Highway 3

2016-11-26

tl;dr: I biked south on Highway 3. It was boring.

I'm on the final push to Wellington. There is nothing I want to see between here and there, and the roads promise to be boring and busy with traffic. Much of the highway here has a shoulder, but it disappears at the most inopportune times.

In Patea I ran over something and had a flat tire right now. Oddly enough, the patch held on the first try. This is the first flat tire I've had since arriving in New Zealand. My rear tire is getting a bit bald, though.

At some point today I made a note to myself that I don't think I've seen a water tower since arriving in New Zealand. An hour later I found one. (In Turakina. Maybe. I can't hardly remember.)

A guy I met from Switzerland was biking this route for fun. The Swiss are an odd bunch.

I had a wicked tailwind all day long. It was the type of wind that would have me complaining bitterly if I was forced to bike into it.

I stopped a little early because I found a decent place to camp along the Rangitkei River.

The Garden of Tutunui




shaved sheep


This. All day long.


I don't know what these sheep are eating.




more sheep


Huh. A water tower.


neat clouds

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