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North Island Roadie, Whanganui

Just another high bridge!

rain

Monday24th May
bitterly cold 13degrees
we get our bikes off

We hadn’t bike for some time, so as there were nice tracks right outside our door so thought we could avail ourselves of them. The weather has been abysmal and this morning no different. Such cold winds the cut through you, black threatening skies and altogether not conducive to enjoying the outdoors. But this was our only opportunity so off with the bikes and we donned many layers of clothing.

We headed back to Upogongaro to have a coffee in the lovely cafe we were in yesterday and also hopefully connect with internet. It is about 10km out there. The first part of the trip involved me going over a bridge which is much to high for my liking, then biking on the main road with traffic. However we finally got back onto a bike track and after that it was very enjoyable. We had to cross over on a purpose built bike bridge which is even higher than the previous. Needs must and I walked over with gritted teeth.
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All that and the cafe is shut on a Monday!!

Back to the van and swapped for raincoats as the sky was very black indeed.This time we took the bike track towards town. Another wretched bridge and we had to rush as the skies were ready to open. Just made it into town before a downpour. Found a covered thoroughfare and sat outside a cafe with Maddie. it was only afterwards I realised that dogs are not permitted in the town. However she is well behaved, we had lunch, connected with the “Spark” internet and completed some blogs.

Walked up to he War memorial and took photos of beautiful stained glass windows.
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It was so busy in there with school children from all over. Biked back to the van-another bridge, then holed up for the afternoon. The freedom camp works so well. It is tidy and clean, there are very well maintained toilets and all the time we were there at least 10-12 vans. It is social and with ready access to town I’m sure it is a win-win for everyone.
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Posted by Sallyj66 20:28 Archived in New Zealand

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