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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM   #36
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Default Re: Nev & Jo NZ2018 South Island

Awesome write up Nev, makes me want to visit NZ again.
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Day 15 Richmond to Motueka

Today we were going a long way to move a short way. Up and back to the northern top of the south island.

Our breakfast stop at Takaka was the highlight of the day. A breakfast pizza with bacon and poached eggs on top. What could be better. Probably nothing. Too busy eating to take a photo.

We carried on over the Takaka hills. Another place with plenty of roadworks. This is due to massive landslides which washed away many of the corners after severe rainfall 9 months prior. On the other side however, were spectacular views.



We rode up to the end of the bitumen and then continued on more freshly graded road out to Cape Farewell. This bit was so freshly graded that we overtook the grader as he made his way down the road.

Photo taken from Cape Farewell.



Fuel stop in Collingwood.



Murals in collingwood depicting how the building probably looked 80 years ago.





From Takaka hill looking down over Motueka.



Motueka, the home of the happiest fish and chips

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Default Re: Nev & Jo NZ2018 South Island

Thank You Nev and Jo for these exciting, and highly inspiring
ride report through the south of NZ.
I would like to use some of Your bescribed stretches with pleasure,
when I ride the south of NZ next, from Wanaka via Milford Sounds
to Dunedin and Christchurch.
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