Week 6 – in South Island
Our last week of cycling with fully laden bikes, and what a year we have had.
We spent the beginning of the week being teased – we cycled past jet boating, bungee jumping and wineries but we were short on cash and time so didn’t indulge in any of these events but stopped briefly to watch others take part.
We have spent this last 3 days cycling an off road, old rail track which has been a really scenic and sometimes wet ride. We topped this off with a train ride on one of the most scenic train journeys we have ever been on.
We are now travelling by car, courtesy of our friends Tony and Beth, this way we can double back up to the central mountains to take in areas we would have missed if we’d cycled up the coast to Christchurch including Mount Cook.
Our thoughts are now focusing on home and reunions with our family and friends.
Whilst writing this our friends Lisa and Sharon are participating in the DW race we know how hard and challenging this race is so we’d like to mention them in this blog, our thoughts are with them and the other competitors taking part – good luck guys.
All the best
Gary, Ginette and Stuart