17/02 Rotorua Via Taihape & Mangarimu to Palmerston North (NI) – 4,654kms (336kms travelled today).
Feb 17, 2020
Lovely ride all day with comfortable temperatures and just a bit of a splash before we got in tonight … enough to get the waterproofs on but we didn’t really need them which was good. We saw some great sights and had another encounter with Mr Plod who wanted to check my bike registration to make sure it had been registered over here. Man are those lights bright! My colleagues didn’t even get a photo! I don’t know if I should be relieved or disappointed about that.
The power of water at Huka Falls, the only outlet from Lake Taupo.
Trying to get a decent photo of Lake Taupo … a challenge.
Coffee at Lake Taupo.
Yep that is snow and it’s nearly the end of summer.
A rugged cutting in the high country.
And the Big Gumboot at Taihape.
An awesome historic bridge.
And further along the valley we see the road bridge we had already come over. Shame about the powerline.
Country roads, yummy.
And what a shocker!
Roadworks gave us a chance to get a shot of some sheep
Staying the night at the Comfort Inn Kauri Court in a 3-bedroom apartment. Nicely appointed but unfortunately not walking distance to dinner.