13/02 Hamilton Lake Via Pirongia and Urenui to New Plymouth (NI) – 3,778kms (254kms travelled today).
Feb 13, 2020
A light fog which rolled back to the hills and a comfortable days riding up and down terrific climbs and around tight and sweeping corners and jaw dropping geography in all directions … you’d almost think this country used to be on the bottom of the ocean floor and was ejected above it in great heaving lumps and here it’s stayed … oh hang on it has. Just as well I had to get in to phone into a NTC meeting or we may have been all day stopping to take photographs.
Hamilton Lake as we headed out of town.
Breakfast @ Pirongi and a very quirky coffee machine.
A work shot at roadworks.
Quirky little shed and man look at the size of that grate!
Not long seen the first of the ocean for the day.
The Three sisters and Elephant – Tangaporuta. The big one in front is / was the elephant which used to have a trunk until the archway disappeared into the ocean.
And these are the 6 sisters.
And a couple of old codgers.
Mmmm, does this make us ambulance chasers? In any case we overtook it on a passing lane.
Lunch @ Urenui.
Tonight’s accommodation, Abode on Courtenay Motor Inn. Very nicely laid out, clean and handy to whatever we need. 155 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4601.
And then while I had my meeting the troops found there was a show and shine on leading up to their big American Car Show this coming weekend so that's where we went for a look and for dinner.