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Motutere Bay to Aukopae

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 11 January 2016 | Views [180]

Reluctantly leaving the idyllic campsite behind we set off on a long 102km ride in the pouring down with rain. As we rode past Tokannu, the place we were suppose to cycle to the previous day, we stopped for a quick coffee and chocolate from a little hut. Here, we got talking to the lovely couple who owned this popular little stop. They warned us of what was to come so after a lengthy rest and stretch we continued towards the hills...I prefer to say mountains. The two climbs turned out to be quite enjoyable and gradual, with passerbys motivating us to keep going. 

The rain continued to pour down, making the rest of the day proving to be a testing one. About 20km out of our campsite we decided to sit in and eat a large pizza each, which, at the time, was amazing. However, the final 20km was a slow one. We then arrived to a very basic campsite which simply had a loo, leaving us to wash ourselves with babywipes. 

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