Today has been good. Despite starting in some wet weather, the ride felt relatively short and I’ve now finished the South Island. I’m hopping on a ferry (which may well be delayed) tomorrow and then spending the afternoon in Wellington – so I won’t be riding tomorrow.
Today has offered some pretty stunning scenery. Some points not too dissimilar to the Brecon Beacons and other parts bore resemblance to the Great Ocean Road – so there’s a fair bit of diversity.
This evening has once again been good and it feels weird knowing that I don’t have to get on my bike tomorrow. This four day stretch between breaks is the shortest of the whole trip. (And will likely stay that way). This evening I got asked for ID when ordering a beer… this is the first time since leaving London that that’s happened, so considering I now have a beard, I was a tad surprised. Mind you, I’ll be in the States soon and I won’t even be allowed to drink there (not that will affect me too much)
Distance: 97.8miles / 157.4km
Riding Time: 6:41:27
Av. Speed: 14.6mph / 23.5kph