Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth
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... biking, going surfing. I do have to wonder where he plans to get his time from to fit it all in or money for that matter. It makes him happy to talk about all his different ideas and plans though. We set sail from New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon and headed back towards Taupo. We spent the night at the southern end of the Lake, next to a marina. Again another lovely spot. I still can't believe how many free spots there are here but then how lovely some of them are. I can't ...
... approach New Plymouth the backdrop of the Egmont National Park becomes more and more spectacular. At New Plymouth we stopped for a very nice pizza and coffee, and had time for a quick walk along the seafront and looking at the Wind Wand, which is exactly what it sounds like, a large wand like structure that moves around in the wind.
Before leaving New Plymouth we stopped a few kms away to see Sugar Loaf Islands and the ...
... happy that I've been choosing to cycle tour.
The mountain though was magnificent and imposing. The walk was great. So great that I really want to go back there and get to the summit. But there's no time for that so the Mt Taranaki summit will have to wait for another time.
Tomorrow Nelson and I will be heading South West to pass through the mountain range at Manawatu Gorge and go back to the east coast.
... I got home that I realised one of the cheeky gits had taken a close up of my backside!!!! Not amused!
The descent back towards the visitor centre was pretty gruelling. By this point, I felt like my legs were going to fall off. We were trekking through the forest and having to negotiate massive tree roots and parts of the path that had fallen away due to heavy rainfall. At one stage, the forest flattened out and was draped in late afternoon sunlight, making ...
Today seemed to consist of driving and not much else. We had
been advised to head down to New Plymouth so we headed off, pretty much
straight west, across some more amazing roads, farms, gravel tracks,
conservation areas, etc. etc. it was probably the best bit of driving yet!
However this was met by disappointment really when we got to New Plymouth as
there really doesn’t seem to be a great deal here, we can’t even see Mt