Over Lindis Pass The Right Way
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
Cromwell Top 10 Holiday Park
Having whizzed through 36 miles we stopped for yet another scenic picnic lunch and bumped into our first cycle tourer. He was a Kiwi, living in Nelson who had cycled down the west coast and was on his way back home
We continued the super-fast pace to Tarras, apart from one more steep pass and arrived to find a tiny town with a very posh and lovely coffee shop and farm shop but nothing else. It was 3pm and we’d done 52miles so settled in by the fire with a couple of lattes planning to head to the farm campsite we’d been told about last night. The shop owner had bad news however – it had closed down. Never mind - we got back on the bikes and flew through the 18 miles to Cromwell in 1 hr and 20 mins. The thought of another Top 10 Campsite waiting for us kept the wheels turning and when we arrived it was as good as the rest have been. A massive fat black Labrador to meet us at reception and a bouncing pillow in the kids play park were added extras to the usual sparkling facilities
PS. I have just checked this and Polly has neglected to say how unbelievable the scenery was again today. It is dangerous, not being able to concentrate on the road as your eyes are constantly drawn to the mountains and lakes on either side. Not only that but I like us to do about 15miles per hour, this is just not possible when we are stopping every few minutes to take photographs. Oh well!
Miles cycled: 70 but it would have been a different story if we were going the other way