Week 3 in North Island
More hills, it is getting colder and we’ve had a couple of treats.
The weather hasn’t been great but much better than the forecast of non stop rain for 4 days. We have got wet on a couple of the days and it has been very windy, at one point we struggled to cycle along a flat stretch of road at 7mph.
We have stayed in a mixture of camps in some beautiful settings. They’ve all been less touristy, which suits us and most have been either by a river or by the sea which has allowed the boys to have a play, I’ve been far too cold to join in, Stuart finds this hilarious as he has spent the week in shorts and teeshirt.
We have even had the ‘luxury’ of staying in hotels, once as a treat after a really hard day on the bike (an interesting experience, read the diary for more on this) and a pre booked backpackers hotel in Wellington.
We’ve watched dragon boating and caught up with some new and old friends.
The scenery has already started to change with much more mountain backdrops our next stop is the South Island, where we’ve been told to prepare for much bigger and more spectacular views and hills (And colder weather). We look forward to sharing photos and tales of these next week, until then take care.
Lots of Love Ginette, Gary and Stuart