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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Currently in Tuatapere and off to Manapouri in a few minutes. Would like to take a look around town a bit first but it looks like rain later today and winds could pick as well. I have 80 k to cover without any services so have to make it in one go.     Posted […]

I have uploaded a few photos from today. Travelled from Riverton to Tuatapere. off to Manapouri first thing tomorrow. Will follow up with a complete posting.             Posted with Blogsy

April 30, 2013 This is already Day 7. Amazing how the time flies by, but this has been the best day so far. Spent the previous night at the motor camp in Riverton and as it was raining when I checked in the owner had let me sleep inside in the large hall (~15m x […]

April 29, 2013 After a very windy day the day before and after much debate I set might sites on Riverton which was 87k down the Coast. The forecast did not look promising with strong Westerly winds in exposed coastal areas and the chance of hail. When I left Fortrose there was a stiff wind […]

April 27, 2013 Was up by 5:15 hoping to get an earlier start. Took a little while to get things cleaned up and packed as it had rained through the night. My first stop for the day was Cathedral Caves which are only accessible at low tide. On this morning low tide was at 9:20 […]

April 28, 2013 The wind blew strong through the night but dropped slightly in the morning. The wind at least had dried out the balance of my gear including my tent. Didn't see any penguins but there was a beautiful sunrise over the bay and a low tide allowed me to check out the Petrified […]

A few photos of Cathedral Caves. Thought I would post these before I hit the road as I may not have wifi for a few days. All photos taken with GoPro camera.     Posted with Blogsy