Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Zealand Day 14 – Mossburn to Queenstown

May 7, 2013 This was to be the last day of my self supported bike trip. I started the day off in Mossburn and stopped in Five Rivers to visit a cousin of Thea's before carrying on towards Queenstown. Due to my numerous stops enroute Thea caught up to me in her camper van about […]

New Zealand Day 13 – Te Anau to Mossburn

May 6, 2013 The weather was improved and I was considering my options for a route to Queenstown. My original plan had been to travel via Mavora Lakes and then catch the Earnslaw across the lake, however I was reconsidering this route based on advise from others. The route past Mavora Lakes was gravel and […]

New Zealand Day 16 – Blenheim and St Claire Half Marathon

May 11, 2013 Even though my self supported bike tour ended on May 7th I continued to find time for a ride each day. In the case of the day of Thea and Aaron's half Marathon I used my bike to reach them at various points in the race.     Posted with Blogsy

New Zealand Day 12 – Kayaking on Milford Sound

May 5, 2013 This day turned out to be much dryer than the day before. Fiordland Wilderness Experiences picked me up from the Milford Lodge for kayaking at 9:30. We were on the water by 11:00, after first getting us dressed in warm and water resistant clothing, and then some basic safety training. There were […]

New Zealand Day 11 – Milford Sound

May 4, 2013 This turned into a rest day at Milford as it rained quite steady most of the day. I had hoped for better weather and had contemplated biking back up to the tunnel so that I could I could bike through, but after a short ride in the rain decided to use the […]

New Zealand Day 10 – Henry Creek DOC Camp to Milford Sound

May 3, 2013 Weather was perfect and this was longest and best ride to date with a little hill near the end. Would have been about 96 k directly but put 101 k on bike with side trips. Not sure of total climbing for day but the last climb had approximately 600 m elevation gain […]

New Zealand Day 9 – Itinerary Update

May 2, 2013 I made it to Manapouri yesterday. 80 k further up the Island though put 90 k on the bike with side trips. No rain yesterday thought rain started in evening and continues today. Snow expected down to 400 m on Saturday night. Kayaking has closed down for the season on Doubtful Sound […]