Sand Fly Sabotage
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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The day on the bike was great, it is no exaggeration to say that in 50 miles we passed absolutely no buildings, we encountered only a few cars and we saw waterfalls, crystal clear mountain rivers, roaring white water rapids, steep rain forested hillsides, gorges and glaciers
We were the faced with a problem. We needed to stop for more food as we were beginning to struggle but we knew this left us open to another attach from the sand flies. Another unsuccessful attempt further away from the river left us hungry still. The chocolate stop an hour later was done on the run, I think these little biters may be more of a problem over the coming days.
Arriving at Haast Lodge we were greeted by a friendly faces. Our Swedish buddies we met n Queenstown had also just arrived. Unfortunately they were missing a bike due to a major mechanical problem. After a supermarket sweep we all settled down for a cosy evening by the fire.
Miles cycled: 50 on the nose