Blown All The Way To Blenheim
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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It was another brilliant sunny day, and we spent it following Wairau River from the mountainous Nelson Lakes National Park to its valley where we hit endless vineyards. We made such good progress we kept cycling and planned to stop at 35 miles for lunch. A massive blow-out on Mikey’s back tyre at 29 miles put a stop to that, but the presence of a grassy sunshiny verge complete with mountain view meant that it wasn’t a problem to stop
Luckily the wind stayed with us and the tyre held on, meaning that we reached Blenheim by 3pm. Time for a leisurely bike round town to find a new tyre before heading to another Top 10 Campsite where we were greeted by a very friendly sausage dog, Fred. Our river side pitch is lovely and being so early we actually managed to enjoy the sun for a bit. We’re now cooking up sausages, eggs and baked beans for supper before trying to book the ferry to the North Island tomorrow! Happy times.
Miles Cycled: 65 super speedy wind powered miles